Joe Biden

The GOP Debate, Illegal Immigration and Biden 2024

Featured image I appeared on the excellent Outsiders show on Sky News Australia last night. There were significant technical hurdles. First, the signal coming from Australia was shaky. Then my four-year-old laptop’s battery, which has been on life support for a while, suddenly gave out. They bumped my appearance back to the end of the show, and we filmed it using my iPhone, which actually worked pretty well. It was a relatively »

Who’s Your MAGA?

Featured image Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” was a slogan of genius. While his supporters (and most Americans) instantly knew what it meant, Democrats hated it. They didn’t know whether to respond, “America is still great,” or “America was never great,” which is what most of them believe. It was a painful dilemma. But times have changed. Now Democrats embrace Trump’s slogan, or at least its acronym. They constantly refer derisively »

The Pangloss-Pétain Presidency

Featured image The argument whether Joe Biden is the worst-ever president could be settled by ranking him with the worst people in American history. If that seems too glib or partisan, people might try an historical and literary approach. For example, Voltaire’s eponymous Candide finds chaos and catastrophe on every hand but his mentor Dr. Pangloss sees it as the best of all possible worlds. According to the good doctor, “It is »

Annals of senescence

Featured image Alex Thompson reports that President Biden is working on a critical project for his re-election bid: Make sure he doesn’t trip. Thompson’s Axios scoop runs under the headline “Biden team’s don’t-let-him-trip mission.” The Biden team is worried that one more public tumble might convince voters that Biden is not up to the job. I believe that voters already come to that view, and with good reason. The physical manifestation of »

Footsteps gettin’ louder, cont’d

Featured image Yesterday the House Ways and Means Committee posted a press release headed “Bombshell: Ways and Means Releases New Documents Revealing Hunter Biden Selling Access to White House, Investigators Blocked from Pursuing Evidence Related to President Biden.” The newly released documents are accessible online here. The press release includes highlights from the newly released documents. What’s it all about? New York Post columnist Miranda Devine is the go-to journalist on the »

Footsteps gettin’ louder

Featured image House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer has posted a press release in his continuing investigation of the Biden family business. In the press release Comer announced that, according to subpoenaed bank records he has obtained, in 2019 Hunter Biden received a $10,000 wire from Wang Xin and a $250,000 wire from Jonathan Li and Tan Ling. Both wires originated in Beijing and listed Joe Biden’s Wilmington home as the beneficiary »

Only baddie that’ll walk the line

Featured image The UAW is striking the Big Three American auto companies. On behalf of its members, the union is fighting the Man for substantially higher pay and substantially less work. One doesn’t read about it much, but one of the big reasons why the UAW is fighting right now is the shift to electric vehicles. See, for example, the Yahoo! Finance backgrounder here explaining “why the shift to EVs is such »

September in the Rage

Featured image In his September 21 speech to the Congressional Black Caucus, Joe Biden called rapper LL Cool J a “boy.” That grabbed attention but something of greater significance escaped notice. “Our intelligence people say the greatest threat is domestic,” said Biden. “That’s the greatest terrorist — is domestic.  Because far too often it’s still the case that you can get killed or attacked walking the streets of America just because you’re black »

On Biden’s Lying

Featured image In my most recent New York Post column, I note that while nearly all politicians stretch the truth and often tell outright falsehoods, Joe Biden abuses the privilege to such an extreme that it would seem to indicate something deeply wrong with him. But I go on to suggest that what he really represents is not so much a psychological problem as much as the apotheosis of leftist philosophy in »

“Biden poll disaster”

Featured image “Biden poll disaster” is how Drudge flags the just-released ABC News/Washington Post poll results reported here by Gary Langer (PDF with full results, charts, and tables posted here). Clicking on the story, I thrilled to the beat of the first few paragraphs. President Joe Biden’s job approval rating is 19 points underwater, his ratings for handling the economy and immigration are at career lows. A record number of Americans say »

Now Can We Do Joe Biden?

Featured image As Scott noted earlier, Bob Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has been charged with bribery. Allegedly he was using his influence on behalf of the government of Egypt, along with several individuals or companies. The feds executed a search warrant at his house: The feds raided Menendez’s Englewood Cliffs home in June 2022 and found “the fruits” of his “corrupt bribery agreement” — including the 2019 Mercedes »

Biden doubles up

Featured image Did you hear the one about “those folks from Charlottesville, as they came out of the fields and carrying those swastikas…?” According to Joe Biden, it is responsible for prompting his decision to run in the 2020 presidential election. Some people in Manhattan paid big bucks to hear Biden tell it twice at a campaign reception on Wednesday. Having told it once, Biden told it again within a few minutes. »

Gov. Gavin Grades Biden’s “Master Class.”

Featured image “I want a seasoned pro that knows how to get things done,” California Gov. Gavin Newsom told CNN on Monday. “I’m a little old-fashioned. I want a guy who produces results, and the results are in: It’s been a master class.” The governor was referring to 80-year-old Joe Biden, who announced his reelection bid back in April. “There’s simply no administration in my lifetime that’s been more effective producing more »

Biden: Accelerate the Climate Crisis!

Featured image It has gotten to the point where Joe Biden can’t make a public appearance without embarrassing himself–and, worse, us. Speaking to the U.N. General Assembly this morning, Biden stressed the need to “accelerate the climate crisis.” He then caught himself and went on to spin a web of falsehoods: Biden retailed the usual climate myths: Noting “record breaking” heatwaves in the US and China, along with wildfires in America and »

“80 is the new 40”

Featured image When President Biden turned 80, I observed that he made 80 look like the new 100. Factoring in the plastic surgeries and other procedures he has suffered to preserve his appearance, I think Biden makes 80 look like the new Madame Tussauds attraction. It might be possible to make light of Biden’s public descent into senescent oblivion in some way, but I don’t think KJP has the comic touch. At »

Who was that unmasked man?

Featured image Earlier this month President Biden held a White House ceremony to present the Medal of Honor to former Army Captain Larry Taylor. The award recognized Taylor’s unbelievable heroics in Vietnam some 55 years ago. James Freeman’s Wall Street Journal Best of the Web column compiled accounts of the underlying story in “‘A 25-Minute Flight on 20 Minutes of Fuel.’” ABC News has more on the White House ceremony here. Biden »

Hey, Joe, where you goin’?

Featured image The Byrds, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, and many others covered the classic rock song “Hey, Joe.” We’re not sure who wrote it, but we know how it goes: “Hey, Joe, where you goin’ with that gun in your hand?” In the age of Biden, we can shorten that to “Hey, Joe, where you goin’?” The old man is lost. Staff must accommodate his mental decline. The ocular proof stares us »