Just 16 days to go until the election and the question is whether Joe Biden can survive until then. His biggest enemy apparently is someone very familiar to him – the Chinese.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is going through some internal upheaval. Former high-ranking members of the Chinese government have turned on the current Xi Jinping ruling group.  As a result, they have also turned on Joe Biden who they used to do business with when Biden was VP under Obama. The former CCP government officials have supposedly given three hard drives to the DOJ about the CCP business dealings, along with blackmail material, with regards to Joe and Hunter Biden. Some of the information is apparently the same as what’s on Hunter Biden’s computer.

While there has been no formal announcement by the DOJ about the materials, I expect that they will not comment as the materials will likely result in a criminal prosecution.  That makes any public discussion about this issue an interesting situation for those with knowledge about it.  It’s not much different than James Comey investigating Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election.

So, the question is (1) will the DNC attempt to replace Biden so close to the election or (2) if they decide to stick with Biden, what will be the impact be on the election.  In any event, I assume that the final debate is off. I can’t see Biden wanting to be asked about if he is a national security risk because of this information.

 

Epilogue

What happens to the investigation if Biden is elected? I can think of some fascinating scenarios.

The Biden Waffle

10/17/2020

The kabuki dance the left is having to do over the packing of the Supreme Court issue is laughable.  To begin, there is no doubt, none whatsoever, that the Democrats will pack the pack the Supreme Court if Biden is elected. If you don’t believe me just go ask Kamala Harris or AOC.

It’s a given that Biden doesn’t want to have to tell the truth about this issue until after the election. The reason is that his answer would infuriate many voters, including even some Democrats. However, all he really had to do was to say that his mind wasn’t made up.  The problem is that might have upset his own base – enter the waffle. The waffle is what politicians do when they don’t want to upset anyone with an answer to a controversial question. They respond with a “yes but” or “maybe if” kind of answer.

That said, Biden’s response to reporters’ questions about the issue get more unbelievable every time he tries to provide some kind of an answer. First, Biden said that the voters didn’t deserve an answer to the question until after the election. The problem with that answer is that I don’t know how being disrespectful to someone is going to get them to vote for you. Plus, it simply irritated the media and so they have kept repeating the question.

Then, at the recent town hall, Biden told George Stephanopoulos that he did not want to answer the question, because the issue would become what he will do after the election. Note: Yes, and that’s exactly why reporters ask candidates these questions so that voters can make an informed decision on election day.

Now, we get this from Cedric Richmond, the Biden Campaign National Co-Chair, who told CNN that Biden has not dodged the question on court-packing. On the contrary, Richmond said, “He has not dodged the question. What he has said is he’s not going to answer the question, and I think that that is a difference.”

Say what?!?

 

“As Richmond went on at length to give the left’s revised (and bogus) definition of court-packing, you can see CNN anchor Erin Burnett become visibly incredulous, with her mouth slightly dropping open, as if she was stunned he’d give such a ridiculous and nonsensical response to her question on the Biden campaign’s position.”  – Sister Toldjah, Red State

 

The Election Commission has freaked out and cancelled the second debate.  Apparently it’s not even going to be rescheduled. They tried to unilaterally change the rules and failed. Now, they are going to gather up their biased moderators and go home. Who cares! I assume that pretty much everyone has decided by now who they are going to vote for.

In retrospect, there was only one takeaway from the two debates that really stood out, anyway. That is, neither Biden nor Harris wanted to answer the question about packing the Supreme Court. Biden even went so far as to say that the voters didn’t deserve an answer to the question until after the election. In other words, if they win they’re intending on effectively destroying the Supreme Court which is a critical part of the checks and balances in our form of government. No wonder they didn’t answer.

There was also an important question that I thought was answered by the debates. The question has to do with who is running the Democratic Party (see my recent article Which Way Is Left). The answer is that far-left Democrats like Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and AOC are obviously running the Democratic Party. Joe Biden is simply a figurehead. As Maurice Mitchell, National Director of the Working Families Party said,  “We’ve always said that electing Joe Biden was a doorway, not a destination.” That’s what Kamala Harris and Joe Biden meant when they referenced a Harris/Biden administration.

Even Joe Biden has referred to himself as a “transition candidate.” Never worry, though, Joe.  Nancy Pelosi is sprucing up the 25th Amendment to get rid of you if you happen to be elected.

 

“President Roosevelt clearly had the right to send to the United States Senate and the United States Congress a proposal to pack the Court. It was totally within his right to do that—he violated no law, he was legalistically absolutely correct. But it was a bonehead idea. It was a terrible, terrible mistake to make, and it put in question, for an entire decade, the independence of the most significant body—including the Congress in my view—the most significant body in this country, the Supreme Court of the United States of America.” – Joe Biden, from 1983 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing

 

An article by Jeet Heer in The Nation has an interesting take on one of the strategies that has been put in play by Biden’s campaign.  The strategy calls for trying to flip the so-called Never- Trumpers in the Republican Party. Heer states that this is the reason that so many high profile anti-Trump Republicans were invited to speak at the DNC.

The problem, of course, for Trump is that the Republican Party has a number of “establishment” figures in its ranks and Trump has shown that he doesn’t always support the establishment line, particularly with respect to globalism and immigration.  In fact, he was a Democrat for most of his life before switching sides. However, elections are about choices and not necessarily good choices at that.  Often, voters have to choose for the lesser of two evils.

Heer goes on to discuss a Washington Post op-ed by Danielle Pletka, who is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a hard-core Never-Trumper. Here’s an excerpt from Pletka’s op-ed:

“I fear that former vice president Joe Biden would be a figurehead president, incapable of focus or leadership, who would run a teleprompter presidency with the words drafted by his party’s hard-left ideologues. I fear that a Congress with Democrats controlling both houses—almost certainly ensured by a Biden victory in November—would begin an assault on the institutions of government that preserve the nation’s small ‘d’ democracy. That could include the abolition of the filibuster, creating an executive-legislative monolith of unlimited political power; an increase in the number of Supreme Court seats to ensure a liberal supermajority; passage of devastating economic measures such as the Green New Deal; nationalized health care; the dismantling of U.S. borders and the introduction of socialist-inspired measures that will wreck an economy still recovering from the pandemic shutdown.

The point of what Pletka is saying, regardless of whether or not her concerns are valid or not, is that the Never-Trumpers may well vote for Trump even though they don’t like him. Indeed, politics does make strange bedfellows. The underlying concern is that a Biden presidency will inevitably veer left just as the Democratic Party has recently. After all, AOC is increasingly becoming the face of the party and a far-left Kamala Harris would be VP and would in all likelihood run the executive branch. She would then be the party’s likely presidential candidate in 2024, if not before, since Biden may never make it through a four-year term (given his current health).

Bottom line: Never-Trump doesn’t always mean never Trump.

 

“If elected, Joe Biden will not be the president, except in name only…In the past, Joe Biden has said that he was a transition candidate whose primary role was to funnel new voices and ideas into government (rather than govern himself). Now, we know he apparently meant it. Can you even imagine foreign policy coming from the likes of Bernie Sanders, AOC and Kamala Harris? As for Biden, he would become the first American president to live in a basement instead of the White House.” – TheEthicalWarrior, Kamala For President

 

The DNC had just ended and Milwaukee was left with a faint memory. The convention hall sat unused. They will be forever known as the city that didn’t hold a real convention. Just as Wisconsin was fading from the headlines, up steps the rioting in Kenosha which is a stone’s throw from Milwaukee.

The riots, looting and arson in Kenosha followed the shooting of a black man by police that precipitated the rioting.  Biden failed to condemn the rioting and, instead, played the race card. He said that the shooting was due to systemic racism. If true, it takes one to know one because Biden is one of the biggest racists in Congress. Just ask Vernon Jones, a black Democratic state representative from Georgia.

Biden called for a complete and transparent investigation of the police in this matter, which is no doubt warranted. However, there will be no investigation into the people who are perpetuating the riots, all in the name of racism. Where is the same outrage for people like activist Shaun King who said, “Nah. I’m not going to call for peace. We’ve tried peace. For years. Y’all don’t understand that language. We are calling for a complete dismantling of American policing. It’s NOT broken. It was built to work this way. And mayhem is the consequence. You earned it.”

While the excessive use of force by police is a serious issue, it’s not THE issue. Deaths of black citizens from unwarranted police shootings is a small number of the total deaths in the black community. Where’s the discussion about drugs and crime? The fact that local governments don’t want to deal with these problems is the bigger issue. Instead, these officials just yell “systemic racism” anytime there is a police shooting. It’s a great diversion so as not to deal with the serious issues that the black community has to endure on a daily basis. Hasn’t anyone seen the latest stats on shootings in Chicago or New York City?

So, when are people going to wake up to the fact that they’re being played? There are people in this country who are trying to start a race war. As Timothy Flanders explained, these people seek “to take a true injustice and manipulate the people into violence and bloodshed in order to achieve political power.” I grew up with some of these people in Chicago in the 1960s. They were novice radicals back then but now they control some of the levers of political power.  It’s one of the reasons that we have a civil war in this country.

The riots are not about race. If so, why are the vast majority of people in the black community against defunding the police? Rather, this issue is being used to divide and conquer. The rioters, many of whom are white, want to tear it all down. What they have said is that they want is to destroy the “system,” which in other words means the fact that someone else is in power. As political strategist James Carville said, What we need is power! Do you understand? …But look, if no one’s persuadable, then let’s just have the revolution.” Don’t look now but we’re in the middle of a revolution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Milwaukee Tidbits

08/19/2020

So, the DNC is in full swing with the Democratic Party getting the opportunity to demonstrate to the American people why Joe Biden should be president.  Here’s the highlights so far (at least from my perspective):

High note: Biden condemning Linda Sarsour.

Of course, this was strictly optics as no other Democrat that I know of has ever criticized Sarsour for being anti-Semitic. The bigger question is how can someone who wants to replace the Constitution with Sharia Law get to speak at the DNC at all.

Low note: Michelle, my belle

Michelle Obama railed about immigrant kids being thrown into cages. Problem is that her husband was the one who did that. Her DNC speech sends “Big Mike” trending.

What’s being discussed behind the scenes at the convention:

DNC panelist at the LGBTQ caucus roundtable: “We’re talking about abolishing the police, we’re talking about abolishing ICE, we’re talking about abolishing prisons.”

DNC panelist speaking at the Youth Council stated that we all want the destruction of capitalism.

The bottom line:

Circle the date September 29th on your calendar. It’s the date for the first presidential debate. It will never happen as it’s currently structured. There are two, and only two, possibilities for the debate on September 29th.

  • Joe Biden will be replaced as the Democratic Party’s nominee; or
  • The debate will be cancelled (because Joe will be unable to get out of his    basement).  Obama’s former White House doctor says that Joe “is just lost.” Case-in-point was Joe Biden at the DNC introducing himself as “Joe Biden’s husband.”

So, forget about Joe Biden debating anyone…probably ever.

 

Is Kamala black or is she an African-American? Seems like a ridiculous question, right? However, there is a reason why this is quickly becoming a question of some debate. Certain members of the media are trying to sell Kamala to their audience as being an African-American. It’s identity politics at its worst. Here’s why.

Certain influential members of the black community twisted Joe Biden’s arm to select an African-American woman as his running mate. They insisted on it – a quid pro quo of sorts.  Of course, they had the political leverage because Biden was bleeding black votes at an alarming rate.  So as soon as Kamala Harris’ selection was announced, the media quickly reported that she is an African-American. Why? Well, if the public isn’t convinced that Kamala is African-American, then the quid pro quo falls apart along with the endorsement from some black groups. Isn’t politics wonderful?

The problem, of course, is that Kamala Harris should really be identified as someone of mixed ancestry. Her mother is Indian and her father is Jamaican. She is 50% Indian and only around 10-15% black. She is actually more white than black.  In fairness, though, she should be called an Indian, if anything. Thus, the problem with the African-American designation.

So, calling her an African-American is not only incorrect, worse it’s disinformation.  Even CNN’s Don Lemon, of all people, agrees with me. Does that make me a liberal? No, but it will never make Kamala Harris an African-American either.

 

Epilogue

Keep in mind that Kamala Harris could not win the black vote during the Democratic presidential primaries. They voted for Joe Biden, a known racist and an old white man, instead of a woman of color. That’s pretty telling. Now, a new poll from Rasmussen confirms that many black voters do not like Kamala Harris. The poll found that a third of black voters said that Kamala Harris being named Joe Biden’s VP makes them less likely to vote for Biden. With Biden’s prospects diminished and Joe still locked up in his basement, Hillary Clinton will more than likely be named to replace him soon.

 

“I want to bring the conversation back to the broken criminal justice system that is disproportionately negatively impacting black and brown people all across this country today. Now, Senator Harris says she’s proud of her record as a prosecutor and that she’ll be a prosecutor president, but I’m deeply concerned about this record. There are too many examples to cite, but she put over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations and then laughed about it when she was asked if she ever smoked marijuana. She blocked evidence [that] would have freed an innocent man from death row until the courts forced her to do so. She kept people in prison beyond their sentences to use them as cheap labor for the state of California, and she fought to keep the bail system in place that impacts poor people in the worst kind of way.” – Tulsi Gabbard, from the Democratic presidential debates

 

Why Kamala?

08/14/2020

Everyone is weighing in on why Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris as his running mate. Insider David Axelrod said that Gretchen Whitmer was actually Biden’s preferred choice but unfortunately she wasn’t a woman of color. So, Harris was deemed to be the safe pick. Such is politics.

Robert Barnes also had a rather interesting take.  He said that, “In order to appeal to disaffected black voters who might lean toward protest voting (Kanye) or not voting (2016), Democrats ingeniously picked the one black candidate whose parents are not from America, whose ancestors had slaves, and who spent her career locking up black men.”

Kamala is a woman of color so she certainly checks that box. However, the black vote will, in all likelihood, decide the election. As I’ve previously said, Kamala hardly qualifies as an African-American. Instead of being descended from black slaves, her ancestors had black slaves. That could be a deal breaker.

 

Epilogue

In the past, Biden has been viewed as a moderate. The bigger issue, therefore, might be how Biden will be viewed by voters having chosen a running mate with one of the most far-left voting records in Congress; even farther left than Bernie Sanders. Adding to the problem is that Biden, like many Democrats, has swung way to the left and embraced things like the Green New Deal. How do you explain to the electorate that you tolerate violent protests and refuse to call out Antifa? As Sean Ono Lennon put it,“I’m unsure how this ‘fight racism with racism’ and ‘fight fascism with fascism’ strategy is supposed to succeed in anything but destruction and chaos.”

 

 

 

Now that Biden has picked his VP, the question is this: Will anyone vote for Kamala for President? Not VP, but for President. I say that because most voters feel that Biden will not finish a first term. Following that train of thought, that means that a vote for Joe Biden for president is in reality a vote for Kamala Harris for president.

No doubt, Kamala will save Biden some of the important black vote. Certainly, Sean “Diddy” Combs should be very happy. Problem is that, by any standard, Kamala is barely black. Her father is Jamaican and her mother is Indian (from India). Her father’s family was a well-known Jamaican family by the name of Harris. They were originally from England, they were white and they were slaveholders. Her father’s mother was of unknown ancestry, although based on general Jamaican ancestry she was probably a mixture of African, Chinese, East Asian and English/Irish. The diversity in Kamala Harris’ ancestry is great, but she’s mostly Indian and white.

Kamala Harris is an odd choice for Biden. After all, it was Kamala who said that she believed the women who accused Uncle Joey of sexual misconduct. However, the acid test may well be this: Can Democrats ignore their hypocrisy long enough to vote for someone who is the descendant of a slaveholder?

 

Epilogue

It’s all probably irrelevant, anyway, since Biden will probably never make it out of his basement. I look for Hillary to replace Biden after the convention in Milwaukee.

 

“I’m going to beat Joe Biden.”  – Joe Biden

The 2020 presidential election will present an interesting choice for voters in the middle (moderates and independents). They can vote for a far-left ideology or they can vote for Trump. For many, it will be choosing the lesser of two evils.

Some will no doubt cringe at the prospect of voting for the Orange Man Bad. Then again, the other choice might be even worse. They might find that voting for socialism, abolishing the police and tolerating violence in the streets just too unpalatable.

As the Democratic convention date of August 17th approaches, one thing is pretty clear, though. The Dems will move on from Uncle Joey at some point. Forget about what you might think about Biden, good or bad, and consider two things about him as a presidential candidate. He is going to be indicted by the Ukraine for corruption and he has been reduced to mumbling, which makes presidential debates problematic.  You can’t win in November with that kind of candidate.

The “Twin Towers” of the 2020 presidential election is this: mail-in ballots and violence in the streets, both before and after the election. The scenarios for what could happen between Election Day and Inauguration Day are all very dark. Of course, the likelihood of an actual election taking place on November 4th is decreasing by the day. Trump has already hinted at delaying the election but that might become irrelevant because of either war with China or a declaration of martial law. I guess you could just mail in our ballots anyway and call it a day.  For me, I’m going to go read the Constitution and see if I can figure out why so many Americans no longer support democracy.

 

Epilogue

I personally find most choices for president as a no-win situation since I consider our political system as a one-party system masquerading as a two-party system. However, if I was forced to vote, I can’t imagine ripping up the Constitution. So, in that event, you would just have to color me orange….and bad.

 

“I’m seeing what socialism’s like. It’s not only not free. It doesn’t freakin’ work.” – Chris Matthews, former MSNBC news commentator