Joe Biden

The Feeling Is Mutual, Joe

Featured image I don’t think we have commented on Joe Biden’s disgraceful performance at the Munich Security Conference yesterday. I haven’t seen a full transcript of his remarks, but he delivered a partisan stump speech to an audience of European leaders. It consisted largely of an attack on the President of the United States. I’m so old, I can remember when that was considered bad form. Speaking on German soil 75 years »

Joe Biden then and now

Featured image The big Democratic talking point of the moment against moving to a confirmation vote on Judge Kavanaugh is the necessity of an FBI background check to investigate the Democrats’ late hits. Democrats amplify the talking point by dint of repetition among their media adjunct. Against the odds, then Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Joe Biden usefully explained the vacuity of this talking point under somewhat analogous circumstances in 1991. “The next »

The President Responds to “Crazy Joe Biden” In Kind

Featured image I wrote last night about Joe Biden’s crazed sort-of-threats against President Trump. Early this morning, President Trump replied in kind, on Twitter. Read it and marvel: Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy. Actually, he is weak, both mentally and physically, and yet he threatens me, for the second time, with physical assault. He doesn’t know me, but he would go down fast and hard, crying »

Slow Joe’s Low Comedy

Featured image Every time you think our public life can’t sink any lower, our politicians surprise you by hitting new depths. Today it was Joe Biden, boasting to an audience in Miami that if he had known Donald Trump as a high school student, he would have beaten him up: “A guy who ended up becoming our national leader said, ‘I can grab a woman anywhere and she likes it,'” Biden said »

Joe Biden: Growing “out of of office”

Featured image Technically, Joe Biden isn’t out of office yet. But as a lame duck vice president, he might as well be. With his political career at an end, Talkin’ Joe is finally talkin’ sense. Today, Biden indicated that he’s probably okay with Sen. Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. He did so during an interview with Jake Tapper. After boasting about leading the fight not to confirm Sessions as a federal judge »

Joe Biden: The plagiarist as pugilist

Featured image Scott has commented on Joe Biden’s tough talk about wanting to fight Donald Trump “behind the gym.” About Biden’s willingness to engage in fisticuffs and his prowess in that regard, I haven’t a clue. I do know that Biden lacked the courage to take on Hillary Clinton for the presidency. The vice president was cowed by the Clinton Machine. It was left to the much tougher Bernie Sanders to step »

Biden talks tough

Featured image The new news brings us a glimpse of a few more facets of the multifaceted Joe Biden. If he were a pop singer, one of his albums would have been titled The Many Moods of Joe Biden. We have come to know him as left-wing hack. We have come to know him as a vulgarian. We have come to know him as an ignoramus. We have come to know him »

Obama still making it up as he goes along

Featured image President Obama spoke today with local reporters from around the country about the stalled Supreme Court nomination of his Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland. As America Rising Squared (AR2) reports, the president got several facts wrong (which, says AR2, has become the new normal for this Administration). Obama told reporters that “in the past, [Garland] has been confirmed unanimously by the Senate for the current position that he holds.” Not »

Joe Biden’s revisionist history of his own views [UPDATED]

Featured image When politicians sanctimoniously advocate positions that everyone knows are the opposite of the ones they would take if the partisan setting were flipped, they reinforce the contempt Americans feel towards them as a class. The dispute over whether to hold hearings for and/or to confirm Merrick Garland is a case in point. Both sides are guilty to some degree of advancing positions they would denounce if the shoe were on »

Biden’s 1992 advice: Don’t nominate Supreme Court Justice in election year

Featured image Speaking on the Senate floor in 1992, Joe Biden stated that if a Supreme Court vacancy were to arise while the “political season [i.e., the presidential campaign] is underway,” President George H.W. Bush should follow the “practice of the majority of his predecessors” and not nominate anyone to the vacancy until after the election. Biden added that that if President Bush were to ignore that advice, the Senate Judiciary Committee »

How Badly Has the U.S. Been Humiliated? Let’s Count the Ways [Updated]

Featured image Paul has offered thoughts on the release of the U.S. sailors, all of which I agree with. I want to add a few further observations. The day began with Joe Biden touting the president’s State of the Union speech on CBS. Near the end of his interview, he was asked about the seizure of American sailors by the Iranians (the sailors by then had been released) and specifically, whether there »

Biden His Time

Featured image Thought experiment: What happens if Hillary Clinton is, mirabile dictu, indicted for her crimes? Yes, I know—that’s why I called it a thought experiment. Still, it could happen, or at least if the FBI recommends prosecution and the Justice Department declines to indict, it might be enough to cause a crisis that even the Clintons can’t overcome. What happens then? Surely the Democratic establishment won’t want to head to the »

Why lie?

Featured image In his interview with Norah O’Donnell for 60 Minutes last week, Vice President Biden said this when asked to comment on Donald Trump: The one thing I do — I’m disappointed in Donald Trump. I know what a showman and all that he is. But I really don’t think it’s healthy and I hope he reconsiders this sort of attack on all immigrants. I think that is beneath the country. »

Biden hangs Dowd out to dry

Featured image 60 Minutes led off the show last night with a segment devoted to Vice President Biden and “Dr. Jill Biden” (video below, transcript here). The interview was conducted by CBS News White House correspondent Norah O’Donnell. O’Donnell kept the interview within the parameters of human interest related to Biden’s announcement last week that he would not challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. Biden came across as a real »

Breaking: Biden Clears Path for Hillary

Featured image Joe Biden has decided against running for president. Which will deprive Americans of loads of free comedy. I suspect this pretty much clears the way for Hillary—barring an indictment by the Justice Department. I expect that to happen about as soon as we master teleportation, bring peace to the Middle East, and find a shred of moderation in Obama. If you watch Biden’s announcement, he appears not up to much »

Poll: Clinton’s support among Dems drops 10 points in less than a week

Featured image According to polling by Reuters/Ipsos, Hillary Clinton’s support among Democratic voters fell from 51 percent to 41 percent from October 4 to October 9. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders’ share rose from 24 to 28 percent and Joe Biden’s from 16 to 20 percent. This particular poll has been pretty volatile. I suspect that Clinton’s actual loss of support in such a short period isn’t as dramatic as Reuters/Ispos found. The loss »

How lame is Hillary Clinton?

Featured image This lame: She is defending her vote in favor of a bankruptcy bill that the left doesn’t like by blaming Joe Biden. The Wall Street Journal reports: Hillary Clinton defended her vote for a controversial bankruptcy bill reviled by the left on Thursday, and said she did so at the insistence of then-Sen. Joe Biden. Clinton was asked about this vote during a conversation with a citizen at a New »