Joe Biden

Dump Biden?

Featured image Speculation that the Democrats would dump Joe Biden from their 2024 ticket has been rife for a long time. For quite a while, I thought it was almost inevitable. Rasmussen finds that currently, most Democrats wouldn’t mind seeing Joe go: In February, 48% of Democratic voters said they would approve of their party finding another candidate to replace Biden, but that number has now risen to 54%, including 25% of »

Doddering On

Featured image Here is Joe Biden, talking about…something, it is hard to say what. Mostly he seems to be trying to stay awake: BIDEN (slurring incoherently): "Jill and I are honored to have you here and we're representing, including many members of the Africa diaspora. One just left — Barack…" 😬 pic.twitter.com/3IACMFQDXj — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 24, 2024 Joe Biden is visibly, obviously senile. I don’t think the question is so »

Barry Goes Begging for Biden

Featured image Hoop fans who miss games can Google “NBA Scores” and find box scores, player statistics and YouTube summaries with all the key plays. In brief commercials on these videos, Biden and Obama have been asking for support. Following the Dallas Mavericks victory over Minnesota on May 24, it was Obama alone urging contributions to Joe Biden’s campaign. Viewers might think his handlers consider Biden unfit to make the plea himself, »

Quotations from Chairman Joe

Featured image In 1968 Simon & Schuster published Quotations From Chairman LBJ — in the form of Quotations From Chairman Mao (“The Little Red Book”). The cover depicted President Johnson in a Mao jacket. With thirty chapters on varying subjects, the book was “translated” (compiled) by Jack Shepherd and Christopher Wren. I still have my copy. It leads with this epigraph attributed to “Chairman Johnson”: “Don’t spit in the soup. We’ve all »

The worst commencement speech

Featured image The White House has posted two May 19 transcripts of “remarks by President Biden at a campaign event” (here, at CRED Café, and here, at Huntington Bank Convention Center). The White House should have listed a third — Remarks by President Biden at the Morehouse College Class of 2024 Commencement Address. In view of Biden’s office as President and his audience of black college graduates, it may be the worst »

Baker versus Noonan

Featured image Susan Baker read Peggy Noonan’s recent Wall Street Journal column so that you don’t have to. Baker took issue with Noonan in a letter to the editor published yesterday. It’s hard to nail Noonan down in the column, but Baker bites on Noonan’s set-up: Peggy Noonan starts out decrying Joe Biden as “too old and infirm” to be president and Donald Trump as “too crazy” (“2024: A Certain Fatalism Sets »

Why the debates are on (if they are on)

Featured image Donald Trump challenged Joe Biden to debate a while ago. Biden has now seized the initiative and offered to debate Trump. Biden challenged Trump by means of a video that obnoxiously alludes to the lawfare against Trump, as though Biden is an innocent bystander. Biden is a real tough guy. “Make my day, pal,” Biden says on what must be the tenth take of the line spliced into the final »

The Debates Are On?

Featured image Donald Trump and Joe Biden have agreed to two in-person debates. The first will be on CNN on June 27, the second on ABC on September 10. The link goes to CNN, which says there will be no studio audience. The rules that Trump and Biden have agreed to will exclude all minor-party candidates, with the possible exception of Robert Kennedy, although as I read the report, his chances of »

Quotations from Chairman Joe

Featured image In an interview with Yahoo Finance yesterday President Biden claimed yet again that inflation stood at 9 percent when he took office: “I think inflation has gone slightly up. It was at 9 percent when I came in and it’s now down around 3 percent.” Washington Post Fact Check artiste Glenn Kessler wanders around Biden’s iterations of this falsehood with astounding verbosity. The verbosity delays his assignment of Four Pinocchios »

Noem Versus Nidal

Featured image South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, a possible VP choice, continues to take heat for gunning down a vicious canine. That invites a look at Vice President Biden’s response to a mass shooting of American soldiers by U.S. Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan, who billed himself as a “soldier of Allah.” On November 5, 2009 at Fort Hood, Maj. Hasan yelled “Allahu akbar” and blasted away with two handguns. He shot »

The Nine-Percent Solution

Featured image In his interview with Erin Burnett for CNN, President Biden most notably announced his betrayal of Israel the day after proclaiming his “ironclad” support. We had seen it coming. It wasn’t a surprise. It was obviously top of what is left of his mind. He also unleashed a series of whoppers that suggest he is lost in a senescent fog. The editors of the New York Post tabulate and itemize »

Signer of the Times

Featured image Joe Biden has been called as a waxworks effigy of a president, sock puppet, bobblehead and so forth. Those descriptions are all valid, but there’s a better way to view the Delaware Democrat now occupying the White House. Consider the experience of the composite character president David Garrow charted in Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama. During Obama’s eulogy of Nelson Mandela on December 10, 2013, South African interpreter »

The Biden betrayal

Featured image President Biden publicly acknowledged his betrayal of Israel’s anticipated offensive in Rafah in an interview with Erin Burnett on CNN. The CNN story on the interview is here. As a practical matter, Biden supports Hamas. Biden opposes Israel. Biden’s declaration of “ironclad” support for Israel is “inoperative,” to borrow a term from Watergate. On Tuesday Biden gave a Holocaust remembrance speech decrying those calling for “the annihilation of Israel, the »

Biden indicts himself

Featured image President Biden chose to revise and extend his mealymouthed comments on anti-Semitism with a 1600-word speech at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Annual Days of Remembrance Ceremony yesterday. The White House has posted the text of his remarks here. The speech seems to me late and wanting. Revisiting the history of the Holocaust, Biden referred to “the perils of indifference, the complicity of silence in the face of evil that »

Xenojoebic

Featured image You know, one of the reasons why our economy is growing is because of you and many others. Why? Because we welcome immigrants. We look to – the reason – look, think about it – why is China stalling so badly economically? Why is Japan having trouble? Why is Russia? Why is India? Because they’re xenophobic. They don’t want immigrants. That was Joe Biden at a May 1 fundraiser. White »

Biden Picks the Winners

Featured image Joe Biden’s 19 recipients for the Presidential Medal of Freedom include “Nancy D’Alesandro Pelosi,” and as the Delaware Democrat explains: Nancy Pelosi served as the 52nd Speaker of the House and has represented San Francisco in Congress for more than 36 years. A staunch defender of democracy, she has shaped legislative agendas and Democratic priorities for decades. As Joshua Muravchik noted in “Pelosi’s Favorite Stalinist,” Pelosi once “took to the »

When it’s better you say nothing at all

Featured image President Biden read a perfunctory statement yesterday addressing “recent events on college campuses.” That’s how the statement referred to the calls for intifada revolution and the occupation of university quads by mobs supporting Hamas. The brief statement ran to fewer than 500 words. It would have been better if it had been zero. This is how it began, according to the White House transcript: Before I head to North Carolina, »