Joe Biden

Now It’s Sanders vs. Biden

Featured image Bernie Sanders’ feud with Elizabeth Warren is well known, but I hadn’t realized that he is now battling with Joe Biden until I saw this column by the appalling Paul Krugman. He indicts Sanders for dishonest attacks on Biden relating to Social Security, and, like many other observers, notes the recurrent viciousness of the Sanders operation: While the news media has been focused on the “spat” between Elizabeth Warren and »

The State of Things for Dems: Gloomy & Getting Gloomier

Featured image It’s still early and things can change fast, but several new polls show Bernie Sanders surging in Iowa and New Hampshire as well as nationally, as Warren continues to stumble, Biden continues to unimpress, and Buttigieg continues to ignore the propeller beanie hat stuck to his head. If Sanders sweeps Iowa and New Hampshire and surges in South Carolina and Nevada, he could become well nigh unstoppable. The Democratic establishment, »

Roots of the whistleblower

Featured image As I have said a time or two before, behind the whistleblower lies what must be an interesting back story. We published Paul Sperry’s 4,000-word investigation here earlier this week. Now on an interesting segment of her FOX News show Laura Ingraham draws on emails she has obtained to push the story a few years further back (video below). FOX News itself reports on the segment in “Laura Ingraham: Much »

Biden hedges on Soleimani attack

Featured image Joe Biden has been wrong about nearly every major foreign policy decision for as long as anyone can remember. He was even wrong about the biggest no-brainer ever. Biden counseled President Obama against taking out Osama bin Laden when the opportunity to do so arose. (He now falsely denies this.) Biden doesn’t want to be wrong again, so he’s waffling on the decision to take out the terrorist general Qasem »

C’mon, Joe!

Featured image The good folks at the Free Beacon have done it again, producing this compilation of Joe Biden’s favorite verbal mannerism, “C’mon, man!” Meanwhile, Creepy Joe, who promised months ago to be less grabby around other human beings (especially children) is coming out again on the campaign trail, as seen in these two short videos: C’mon, man! You can do better than this! You really do get the feeling that Biden »

Biden rewrites history

Featured image President Trump’s decision to take out terrorist mastermind Qassem Soleimani has had the predictable effect on Democrats. Where once they derided him for weakness and sought to impose the vision of Benghazi on the assault on our embassy in Baghdad, they now criticize Trump for his bad manners. They say that politics makes strange bedfellows, but this is insane. Joe Biden joined the Democrats’ parade on behalf of Soleimani. He »

BIden claims he’d consider a Republican running mate.

Featured image Joe Biden said today that he will consider choosing a Republican for his running mate if he’s the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee. Biden added, though, that the Republican would have to be “simpatico with him,” and that he can’t think of such a Republican right now. I can’t either. John McCain is dead. Anyway, McCain’s ACU rating was around 80 percent. In other words, as a Senator he voted for »

Hunter Biden absent from Biden family Christmas card

Featured image I didn’t get a Christmas card from Joe Biden, but I take the Daily Caller’s word that the family picture that graced the card did not include Hunter Biden. Six family members appear on the card, along with the former vice president and his wife. Hunter is not among them. Joe Biden followed up with a video of two family dogs. He tweeted: When we say Merry Christmas from the »

Elizabeth Warren in desperation mode

Featured image I didn’t watch the Democratic candidates’ presidential debate last night. In fact, I’m embarrassed to admit that I didn’t even know it was taking place. Based on accounts of the debate, I wish I’d tuned in. I take perverse enjoyment in seeing candidates I don’t like trying desperately to ward off defeat. Elizabeth Warren is such a candidate. Not long ago, she was right on the heels of frontrunner Joe »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll been inspired to undertake THE NO POPPYCOCK TOUR. We fear she may soon find herself in demand as a speechwriter for a prominent Democratic presidential candidate. She writes: Though the behavior of the denizens of the Democrat Klown Kar and the entire wretched Party pretty much defies parody, periodically I like to give it my best shot. You couldn’t possibly make up that A.C. Green said we must »

Poll: Democrats consider Obama a better president than George Washington

Featured image Last month, I noted with dismay that, in a survey, a majority of Republicans deemed Donald Trump a better president than Abraham Lincoln. It’s only fair for me to note, with even more dismay, that most Democrats who participated in a new survey deemed Barack Obama a better president than George Washington. The survey comparing Obama and Washington is from Monmouth University. It found that among Democratic voters, the “Father »

You can call me fat

Featured image Merle Gorman raised the question of Hunter Biden’s “work” on the board of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma at an Iowa town hall this past Thursday. Given Biden’s status as the Dem frontrunner at this point, it’s still worth taking a look at how Biden handled the obvious question (edited video below). Gorman prefaced the question with the familiar criticism of President Trump’s “messing around in Ukraine” and added that »

“The Straight Talk Express” and “No Malarkey,” a comparison

Featured image During his campaigns for president, John McCain famously traveled on a bus he called The Straight Talk Express. Joe Biden, hoping to energize his Iowa campaign, has been traveling around the state in a bus he calls No Malarkey. McCain’s bus was aptly named. If anything, McCain talked too straight on it. During my one stint on the Straight Talk Express, he conceded that he wasn’t strong in the area »

Democrats Gone Wild

Featured image Democrats are feeling the heat of the immense gamble they are taking by impeaching President Trump. A reporter asks Nancy Pelosi whether she hates President Trump, and whether the whole impeachment drive isn’t about the Democrats’ antipathy toward him. She responds as a Catholic in a fashion that is made even less convincing by her bizarre gestures: Meanwhile, campaigning in Iowa, Joe Biden is asked a question by a voter »

Biden’s running mate

Featured image If Joe Biden gets the Democratic nomination, it’s a good bet he will select a woman as his running mate. Biden has mentioned four women he might pick. They are Sally Yates, Stacey Abrams, Jeanne Shaheen, and Maggie Hassan. Yates has spent her entire career as a lawyer, not much of a recommendation for the second highest office in the land. Her biggest claims to fame are helping to set »

Dogpatch in D.C.

Featured image I saw this tweet earlier today but didn’t immediately understand it: The Dem who wishes Joe Biden congratulations on his newest grandchild at the debate tonight instantly wins this is the rule — Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) November 20, 2019 This is what it’s all about: Hunter Biden is the father of an Arkansas woman’s baby, according to a paternity test detailed in court papers filed Wednesday. “DNA testing has established »

Which Dem presidential candidate should conservatives be rooting for?

Featured image During last night’s Power Line VIP show, we received plenty of good questions from the audience. We answered a number of them. Apologies to those whose questions we didn’t get to. One of the best questions of the evening came from Scott. He asked, in effect, whether conservatives who favor President Trump’s reelection should be rooting for the Dems to nominate one of their more extreme candidates, on the theory »