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Biden Repeats Charlottesville Lie in Dishonest and Divisive DNC Acceptance Speech

Former Vice President Joe Biden formally accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for president Thursday night in a deeply dishonest speech that repeated the Charlottesville lie.

Biden never misses an opportunity to fulminate against the torch-carrying neo-nazis and their bulging veins, but besides lying about President Trump’s “very fine people” comment, he also grossly mischaracterized the events of that day to suggest that the violent antifa and BLM counter-protesters were—well—very fine people.

“History has thrust one more urgent task on us,” Biden said toward the end of his divisive speech. “Will we be the generation that finally wipes out the stain of racism from our national character? I believe we’re up to it, I believe we’re ready,” he added, trying to sound hopeful.

[Before Barack Obama became president, most Americans weren’t aware that racism from our nation’s past was still a major stain on our national character. Most Americans thought we had gotten past all that and were happy to live in the colorblind society Martin Luther King envisioned.  However, since 2012, Democrats have sought to stir racial tensions and remind White America every day of our racist past, our current “systemic racism” and a whole host of racial sins, including white privilege, white oppression and white fragility. It’s very unlikely that Democrats will be willing to give up this politically expedient narrative anytime soon.]

“Just a week ago, yesterday, was the third anniversary of the events in Charlottesville,” Biden continued. “Close your eyes, remember what you saw on television. Remember seeing those neo-nazis and klansmen and white supremacists coming in a field with lighted torches, veins bulging, spewing the same anti-Semitic bile heard across Europe in the ’30’s.”

Biden went on: “Remember the violent clash that ensued between those spreading hate and those with the courage to stand against it? And remember what the president said when asked, he said—quote—there were very fine people on both sides,” Biden lied.   “That was a wake-up call for our country.”

During a combative press conference following the unrest, President Trump did tell reporters, “you also had some very fine people on both sides.”

The former VP surely knows by now that Trump was referring to people on both sides of the Civil War statue dispute, not the violent clash between the Unite the Right neo-nazis and counter-protesters.

Trump immediately clarified his meaning, and condemned the odious white supremacists. There is no ambiguity whatsoever about what he said. It’s all on tape.

“I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally,” he said.

Apparently convinced that stoking racial divisions will help Biden’s electoral chances, his team has made the Charlottesville lie the centerpiece of his campaign. Indeed, he launched his campaign with the very same recitation of the lie, complete with the vivid description of their bulging neo-nazi veins (and fangs!).

Following Biden’s speech, Scott Adams, the creator of the Dilbert comic strip, suggested on Twitter that Biden had disqualified himself by telling “the most divisive lie in American history.”

The August 11, 2017 Unite the Right rally was organized by white supremacists, but people were in Charlottesville at the same time to oppose the removal of a statue of General Robert E. Lee, and were not part of that group.

Among the counter-protesters of the Unite the Right rally were antifa and Black Lives Matter militants who violently clashed with the white supremacists.

“In the crowds, on all sides, they were throwing bottles, they were throwing soda cans with cement in them, they were throwing paint balls, they were fighting — breaking out and attacking one another — launching chemicals into the crowd, and as well as smoke bombs and so forth,” she added. “No local or state police had deployed any tear gas,” Corinne Geller, Virginia State Police spokeswoman, told Fox News following the mayhem.

Not all of the counter-protesters that day were antifa or BLM militants, but violent left-wing radicals were there in great numbers to attack the white supremacists.

So if Joe Biden considers the antifa and BLM thugs in Charlottesville to be “those with the courage to stand against” racism, what does he think of the antifa agitators in Seattle and Portland? What does he think of the BLM looters in Chicago and New York City?

There is something kinda weird about Biden’s fixation on a three year old riot that involved white supremacists when there are violent left-wing riots going on every night in our nation’s cities that he has nothing to say about. Not only has the Democrat not condemned the riots, in July, he lashed out at the Trump administration for “sowing chaos and division” after Homeland Security deployed federal officers to cities to quell the violence.

“What Joe Biden calls ‘peaceful protestors’ are actually left-wing anarchists who are assaulting police officers in Portland and, incredibly, Biden is siding with the criminals,” said Tim Murtaugh, a Trump campaign spokesman, at the time. “That Biden would accuse law enforcement of ‘stoking the fires of division’ while the mob is literally setting fires to police buildings is unconscionable.”

It would appear that Biden, and/or the people advising him, have a soft spot for violent left-wing agitators.

Last May, we learned that at least thirteen Biden campaign staffers had made donations—possibly in coordination with the campaign—to a group that paid bail fees for Black Lives Matter and antifa agitators in Minneapolis.

Recall, Democrats and their allies at the time were aggressively disseminating disinformation blaming the violence and mayhem in the Twin Cities on white supremacists.

Meanwhile, after months of horrific antifa violence in Portland, Oregon, Biden has yet to denounce antifa.

It’s one thing to ignore left-wing thugs, but it’s quite another to characterize them as courageous heroes, and that’s what the Democrat nominee for president essentially did in his DNC acceptance speech.

And unlike Trump, Biden will not have to clarify what he meant because the corporate media won’t ask him.

 

Elections

Joe the Imposter

Take a hard look at Biden.

We say it every election year: It’s more important than ever to vote this November! This year it truly means the life or death of American freedom.

It might sound melodramatic, but I believe we only have a little over three months to save our Republic from the Marxist Left that wants to destroy it. It’s live-free-or-die time, folks. If Joe Biden and his shadow people win the election in November, we will never again see the greatness of the United States of America in our lifetime. 

Take a hard look at Joe.

Biden first won his Senate seat in 1972, a whopping 48 years ago. This 77-year-old man is hardly one of the “new voices” that Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is calling for on her Twitter videos. Biden was good friends with Senator Robert Byrd (D-W.V.), a former KKK Exalted Cyclops. Biden once opposed busing and embraced segregation. His campaign got lots of money from the banking industry lobby, and interestingly, he made it harder for people to file bankruptcy, while making sure student debt couldn’t be part of bankruptcy protections.

Joe sponsored the 1994 crime bill that so many blame for putting vast numbers of minorities behind bars for relatively minor crimes. He backed the Iraq war. He calls himself “Middle-Class Joe,” but he has “taken in more than $15 million since leaving the Obama White House.” He may deny the credible sexual assault allegations of his former staffer, Tara Reade, but we’ve all seen the dozens of creepy videos of Joe touching women and children inappropriately, and his weird comments about kids rubbing his legs at the pool.

Biden was accused of plagiarism, which led him to drop out of the 1988 presidential race. He lied to voters about his education. He calls would-be supported lying dog-faced pony soldiers, tells them that “you ain’t black” if African Americans don’t vote for him, and frequently tells people not to vote for him

Joe’s scandal-ridden son, Hunter, and his dealings with Burisma, the Ukraine, and China, should be the subject of a giant investigation, but we instead spent that money on the discredited Trump-Russia hoax.

But Joe doesn’t even really matter.

Can we all just agree that Joe has some significant memory loss and shows signs that he is probably experiencing dementia? He knows it. His wife knows it. His staff know it. He’s running to be a one-term president. Everyone understands he won’t really be in charge. Shouldn’t we demand to be able to vote for an actual candidate rather than an imposter with shadow people running the game?

Who will people really be voting for when they pull the lever for Joe Biden? The vice president will be the actual person in charge, as well as Bernie Sanders, that great thinker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and her “squad.” Be prepared for the Green New Deal, higher taxes followed by higher unemployment, higher fuel costs, continued dependence on China for food and medicine, strict gun control measures, increased regulation, poor people getting poorer, a shrinking middle class, and cancel culture on steroids.

Sharia will be the law in many inner cities, and Antifa and Black Lives Matter will be the enforcers in others. The world will once again see us as weak, as Biden bows lower than Obama to the heads of state in other countries. 

“The Star-Spangled Banner” will be replaced with the most woke song of the day. We’ll collectively pay reparations to people who were never slaves from people who didn’t benefit from slavery. We’ll usher in single-payer government insurance, universal basic income, a $20 minimum wage, and $50 hamburgers. 

As in the Carter Administration in the 1970s, we will see north of 12 percent mortgage interest rates for only the best borrowers and gasoline lines wrapping around city blocks. Our rich and colorful history will be replaced by a 1619 rewrite, and the Washington Monument will be deconstructed.

One can only imagine the horrendous toll on liberty four years of Biden will give us, and the shadow presidency will do their best to make sure freedom-loving administrations never again break past the two-party swampy system to hold power. 

We are in trouble, guys. Real trouble. This is the most important election since Abraham Lincoln was elected. No more sitting on the couch being shocked at what is happening to our country. Get up and speak to your family and friends, and please vote, or your silence will be the country’s ruin.

Elections

Joe Biden’s Raw Deal for America on Trade and Energy

What he offers is nothing more than a raw deal for American taxpayers and middle-income folks.

In the last week, Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has launched a “Made in America” plan meant to entice blue-collar workers once again to vote Democratic in the November election. According to this plan, if elected, Joe Biden would direct upwards of $700 billion of federal funds into critical research and development programs meant to help the United States leapfrog ahead of strategic rivals like China, as well as to ensure that American workers no longer bear the brunt of the negative impact of the very globalist policies Biden has spent his career championing.

The plan would also make it so all federal government purchases are American-made products whenever possible, thus helping to subsidize American industries in order to meet the government’s needs.

The Biden campaign then followed up with another announcement: if elected, Biden would invest $2 trillion of federal funds into establishing a “Green New Deal.” 

The “Made in America” program was likely the product of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) while Biden’s overzealous “Green New Deal” program is essentially identical to the plan floated last year by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). 

On the surface, Biden’s “Made in America” platform sounds like a pretty good plan, especially to economic nationalists. It’s exactly where the country needs to be headed: near-total self-sufficiency as the world slowly devours itself and countries increasingly distance from each other. It’s good to see both President Trump and Biden arguing for these policies. That is a real shift in the conversation.

Here’s the problem, though: the Biden proposal is not serious.

Fact is, $700 billion is chump change if one expects our country to stay ahead of our Chinese rivals technologically while also rehabilitating the ailing infrastructure needed for mass production of goods here in the United States. In order to accomplish this task, tariffs must be raised to shield America’s key industries. This would require a concerted effort to reinvigorate the national infrastructure also on a level not attempted since Henry Clay’s “American System” in the first half of the 19th century. 

For Biden’s “Made in America” plan to work, he would need to oppose mass immigration—which, of course, the former vice president would never do. Recently, he proposed legalizing 11 million people who entered and settled in our country illegally. Open borders coupled with Biden’s love for “free” trade negate any virtues of his “Made in America” platform.

Then there is the $2 trillion boondoggle-in-waiting that is the Green New Deal. First, given the fanaticism of the environmentalists associated with Biden’s campaign, it’s safe to assume $2 trillion is the opening bid in what likely will be an ever-increasing sop for rent-seekers and corrupt leftist politicians. It is merely the scaling up of California politics at the national level. This program would lead to national ruin.

This is not to say that we don’t need to invest in new technology that could provide greater amounts of sustainable energy. We do. And we would need to if only because exotic technology like nuclear fusion reactors is cool. But Ocasio-Cortez and those leftist fanatics who helped her craft Biden’s Green New Deal proposal hate nuclear energy—both the traditional fission-type and the more experimental nuclear fusion-type. 

Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow greens prefer the notoriously inefficient terrestrial solar power and wind energy as replacements for fossil fuels. In essence, they’re OK with national rolling blackouts, high energy costs, and completely undependable sources of energyjust like California.

To compound matters, Ocasio-Cortez and her comrades obsess over excessive carbon pollution from U.S. industry. Yet the one technology that would ameliorate the damage that industrial carbon pollution may pose to the environment, carbon capture, is the one bit of new technology that Ocasio-Cortez insists “doesn’t work” (in fact, it does). The Green New Dealers have also called for the reductions of both automobile and airplane use. This $2 trillion waste will shut our country down.

Even more galling, Biden’s greens support punitive tax policies meant to punish ordinary citizens for having the gumption to “pollute” the environment in their daily activities (like contributing to our economy, raising their families, and living their lives). Shame on them. The Left wants to pile on taxes to make the hoi polloi stop living and come to depend on the Big State Leviathan. All the while these Democrat elites assuage their own guilt for conspicuous consumption without actually changing any of their habits at all. That’s the Biden team’s solution.

Some solution!

In fact, with the exception of things like nuclear power, space-based solar energy, and hydroelectricity, there is no “Green New Deal” worthy of our hard-earned tax dollars. The “Made in America” and “Green New Deal” proposals are the Biden campaign’s two biggest policy announcements to date. 

And they are utterly unserious. 

As I argue in my forthcoming book, Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower, America does need a sweeping investment in research and development to stay ahead of our foes; we must invest in new technology while empowering all American workers. These programs, however, need to be fundamentally pro-growth and pro-capitalism. 

The Biden plans do not achieve these goals in any way. His plans will further bankrupt the country without actually achieving anything more than enriching Democrats already drunk withpower. Trump must take the reins on these issues and offer Americans a real deal on energy, technology, workers’ rights, and infrastructure. 

Elections

The Democrats’ Man Is Certifiable

Let’s just all admit it: Joe Biden doesn’t have the mental capacity to be president.

Many of us have had older relatives, friends, perhaps even parents or grandparents, who were in sharp cognitive decline. Some suffered from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease or from various forms of dementia.

The symptoms were most noticeable:

  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty planning or solving problems
  • Difficulty doing familiar tasks
  • Being confused about time or place
  • Challenges understanding visual information
  • Problems speaking or writing
  • Misplacing things
  • Poor judgment or decision-making.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “dementia is a syndrome in which there is deterioration in memory, thinking, behavior and the ability to perform everyday activities.” It is not a normal part of aging. Worldwide, around 50 million people have dementia, and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year. 

It is a serious thing.

And there is no known cure. The condition is “certifiable”—that is, well established with abundant evidence, as demonstrated by the above-listed conditions and impairments.

Sadly, dementia is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people in the United States and worldwide. It has a physical, psychological, social, and economic impact, not only on people with dementia, but also on their careers, families, and society-at-large. 

It is nothing to dismiss nor is it a subject for poking fun at its sufferers We need to address it head-on.

Joe Biden, the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee to be president of the United States, clearly has dementia. It is nothing for him to be ashamed of. Two earlier brain aneurysms, one to each side of his frontal lobe, have also taken their toll.

Biden should disclose all his cognitive and neuropsychological tests; it is only fair that the public knows the full medical details of his condition. 

These tests are used to assess memory, problem-solving, language skills, math skills, and abilities related to mental functioning. We see the daily evidence that he has declined sharply. Laboratory tests, brain scans, and genetic tests should also be done, if they have not been already, to address just how much Biden’s cognition has decreased over recent years. 

These are facts, not theories.

He should honestly admit his status and his family, friends, and supporters should then do the kind thing and have him retire and seek what limited treatment is available. Frankly, he just needs to be looked after and attended to.

Under no circumstances should he be put through the trials and tribulations of an arduous, tiring, political campaign, and most certainly he should never become president. 

The presidency is a 24/7 occupation. It is a most demanding job for any person, let alone for one who will be 80-years-old and is clearly suffering. The country can ill afford to have a person of any political stripe, Democrat, Independent or Republican, who is confused, unable to plan, and unable to make decisions as commander-in-chief. 

If Biden were president, in no time we would see Congress invoke the 25th Amendment, namely: “The Congress may by law provide for the case of removal, death, resignation or inability, both of the President and Vice President, declaring what officer shall then be President, or, in case of inability, act as President, and such officer shall be or act as President accordingly.”

Biden has himself already admitted he would not seek or run for a second term, making him a “lame duck,” immediately, if elected. It also ensures that his chosen vice president, in effect, would be acting president and would soon be president. 

No election in all of American history ever had such a guaranteed scenario.

Indeed, outside of assassinations, there were only a few times that the American presidency has been so unfortunate. The most obvious case was Woodrow Wilson, who suffered a debilitating stroke that made him nearly blind and partially paralyzed. He spent the final 17 long months in office sequestered in the White House.

We can avoid this predicament in 2020 simply by doing the right thing. 

All of us should be kind and refuse to put Joe Biden into this unacceptable position. We can be generous and send him to an honorable rest befitting the noble officeholder he has been. With over 50 years of government service as a senator, and then as vice president, his time is up. We need to thank him and bid him adieu. 

It is one thing to be cooped up in your home basement during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is quite another to build a new administration, set and enact a complete public policy outline, oversee and direct a cabinet and fresh team of appointees, and to travel regularly, including to distant foreign lands, to conduct foreign policy. 

It is not that we merely suspect Joe is not up to it. Realistically, he can’t be—given his condition, which will only worsen. 

We need to do him a large favor and keep the country from all the electoral and personal discontinuity—don’t vote for him.

Or Biden could do us all a gigantic good deed and freely step away. 

It is going to get down and dirty, rough and tumble, in the ring with the world heavyweight political champion, Donald J. Trump. He doesn’t always play nice and is known to throw a wicked punch and a more devastating counterpunch. 

Trump will link Biden and his son, Hunter, to slimy criminal activity and greedy cash in both the Ukraine and China. Biden’s ties to the segregationist and racist follower of the KKK’s Grand Wizard, Senator Robert Byrd— the late Democratic leader from West Virginia—will be exposed. 

Biden’s questionable past record and deeds, and his long history of creepy sexual behavior, even assault, will receive a thorough review. His lifelong efforts on behalf of corporatist Delaware, a notorious tax haven, and as the bagman for the usurious credit card industry, will show forgetful Joe in all his ugly colors. He won’t like it and it will tear him down, unforgivably. He will be smeared and continually rubbed into the dirt.

What will he do? 

Joe can’t hide in his basement much longer. Trump is coming for him. The negative ads have just begun, and they will never end. The three (he refused more) debates are going to be very embarrassing and tell-tale. No teleprompter, no recorded messages, no softballs. Why put himself through this?

Let’s just all admit it: Joe Biden is certifiable and should never be president.

Elections

‘Sleepy Joe’ Biden Is Sleepwalking Into the Presidency

As Americans search for a candidate who will keep the country safe and prosperous, they just might decide that Joe Biden is the lesser of two evils, as they did with Trump in 2016.

President Trump famously—and also cleverly and aptly—nicknamed former Vice President Joe Biden, “Sleepy Joe.” But if the president thinks he can keep America laughing at that nickname while doing very little himself to repair America as it burns, he is sure to hand Sleepy Joe the keys to the Oval Office.

Through all of his slurred words and endless reminiscing about his time as the vice president under his beloved “Barack,” Joe Biden has emerged as the idiot savant who will rebuild a broken America and turn it into the Progressive Promised Land in 2020. Or something. Biden will be Hugh Laurie’s Captain Ryan Clark to Trump’s rendition of Humphrey Bogart’s Captain Queeg.

We need to contend with the very real prospect that Sleepy Joe will sleepwalk his way right into the presidency—just as his rabid leftist handlers have planned.

Biden’s handlers love that he is, as Biden himself once quipped, a “vessel” for the Democratic Party. They can use Biden’s hapless public persona to disarm skeptical voters and to cover for the perfidy of those whom Biden would nominate to run his administration. Everyone already knows that Biden’s vice presidential pick will be his most important, as she will be the one actually running the country while Biden’s mind continues to atrophy. 

Biden’s Brain Trust

A Biden Administration would be chock full of three types of leftists: legacy Clinton staffers, Obama retreads, and a smattering of Bernie Sanders-loving Millennials. These individuals, though different in many respects, would form a collective and build a regime that would impose upon the United States the most left-wing vision of the future imaginable. Further, they would ensure that those groups who voted for Trump in 2016 are punished, disbanded, and perennially humiliated. 

In other words, Biden’s Brain Trust of über-leftists would build a dystopian, high-tech, totalitarian “progressive” state as President Biden fumbles about in public making one embarrassing statement after the other.

Do you think Biden’s current and historic public displays are disqualifying? How quickly we forget the verbal mazes through which former Republican President George W. Bush drove us—while his more informed staff of mostly unelected ideologues agitated for the Iraq War. Irreparable harm to the country can—and has—come from absent-minded presidents presiding over a staff of fanatics. A Biden Administration would be no different.

The Right continues to impugn Biden for “hiding in the basement.” They say that Biden’s handlers are keeping him away from the public because Biden’s mind is so badly addled that one misstep could cost him the election. All of this is likely true. The thing is, though, Biden doesn’t need to come out of his basement. 

Donald Trump is the president and the country is burning under his watch. You might not care. You might understandably believe that the cities being torn down right now are liberal ones that deserve to suffer the consequences of their poor voting choices and ideological rot. What bearing should any of that have on the rest of the country that is not rioting?

Well, for one thing, we are the United States. All Americans should care about what’s happening in places like Seattle and New York, just as the denizens of those cities should care about what happens to us. 

If left to fester—as President Trump shamefully told The Daily Caller he would do—the mob will become totally uncontrollable and their wrath will not spare the redder parts of America—especially as more Democrat voters flee the cities and move to Republican states. 

Dangerous Assumptions

Our economy is the worst it has been since the Great Depression. The coronavirus pandemic that has killed 120,000 people (and counting) and America’s foreign rivals are jockeying to pick us clean. Talk of a second civil war is practically mainstream. Meanwhile, President Trump frets over stadium crowd sizes and tweets that he is the “Law and Order” president (while doing little actually to enforce the law). Ordinary Americans see this as bad leadership from a president who vowed to be the best leader—the very best. 

The people who swung the election for Trump in 2016 normally vote Democratic. Don’t assume that they’ll simply stick by Trump. They won’t. Especially as their health, safety, and wallets are threatened by what’s going on in the midst of the Trump Administration. Failure to boldly act now to stop the riots and repair the damage will be the death knell for the Trump Administration (and the country). 

What’s more, Biden has been cobbling together the electoral coalition that propelled Obama to victory: young people and minorities. Unlike Hillary Clinton in 2016, Biden has shown an ability to galvanize these groups. The more Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, the greater the chance that Biden can basically sleepwalk into the presidency this November. In another month, things will be so bad that it won’t matter if Trump acts forcefully to restore order. People will be tired of it and vote to make everything stop. The Obama years will suddenly be remembered fondly by more voters, as carnage and poverty overtake everything.

Plus, Hillary Clinton in 2016 was an unpopular figure, even on the Left. Joe Biden has enjoyed a reputation makeover during the last decade. On October 25, 2001, The Guardian’s Matthew Engel concluded that Biden was “on the eccentrically unpredictable wing of his party.” Both the democrats and the entire country have shifted leftward since 2001—something that few Republicans understand. Trump understood this shift, which is why he won in 2016. At some point in the last two years, though, Trump appears to have forgotten much of what accounted for his success in 2016. 

An Absurd Age

Don’t write off Joe Biden just because he says absurd things. We live in an absurd age. As the country burns and Trump fiddles, ordinary voters look for a leader with a message of prosperity and security. So far in 2020, that has not been Donald Trump.

The longer Trump dithers the more that Biden can simply outlast Trump’s bluster like all insurgents do. Trump must take decisive action to reaffirm the rule of law in this country. The longer he waits, the harder that will be. If he acts decisively, though, Trump can handily win reelection. If not, it’s over for Trump.

As Americans search for a candidate who will keep the country safe and prosperous, they just might decide that Biden is the lesser of two evils, as they did with Trump in 2016.

And if Biden is elected our 46th president, I suggest everyone learn Mandarin. And fast.

Elections

Joe Biden Has No Business Lecturing Americans About Race

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has a record of exploiting the pain and suffering of black Americans for his own white liberal political benefit.

Given his record of shamelessly exploiting racial strife for his own political gain, Joe Biden should be the absolute last person to lecture America about race and justice.

Unlike President Trump, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president has been strategically silent about the destructive riots that have unfolded on our streets in recent days, issuing a feeble condemnation of violence before focusing his attention on critiquing the president for walking across the street to the iconic “Church of the Presidents”the day after it was set ablaze by rioters.

President Trump’s visit to St. John’s Episcopal Church was a powerfully symbolic gesture of solidarity with everyone hurt by the recent lawlessness in many American cities led by Democrats, but Biden found fault with it.

The former vice president didn’t extend any sympathy to Americans who have lost everything in recent days. He doesn’t understand entrepreneurship, he does not understand payroll and putting everything on the line to start a business to build a dream. But President Trump does. Biden didn’t even urge local and state authorities to protect small black-owned businesses and innocent civilians from the unhinged Antifa criminals using peaceful demonstrators as cover for violent attacks, wanton destruction of property, and looting.

Of course, Biden has a long history of inflaming racial tensions for his own political benefit while ignoring the pleas of Americans desperate for genuine reforms.

In 2012, Biden told black voters that Republican politicians are “going to put y’all back in chains.” Just last year, Biden praised the working relationship he had with two segregationist senators during the first decades of his political career, lauding those racist lawmakers for their “civility.” And now Biden has the audacity to declare that any free-thinking black person who doesn’t vote for him “ain’t black.”

This is not the type of leadership that will unite the American people or lead to meaningful reform—and Biden knows that perfectly well from decades of feckless experience. After all, he was one of the masterminds behind the “tough on crime” laws that led to the mass incarceration of African Americans, destroying the black family for generations.

Sadly, nothing changed under the Obama-Biden Administration—despite making a litany of pie-in-the-sky promises to the black community, there was no agenda, no action, no results. We were not a priority to Biden and his former boss.

President Trump has been the antithesis of Biden in almost every way. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, for instance, the black unemployment rate was regularly coming in at historic lows, and black workers were enjoying rapidly rising incomes thanks to common-sense, pro-growth policies. In addition, the FIRST STEP Act reversed the discriminatory policies that Biden championed and expedited the release of thousands of nonviolent inmates, helping to restore many black families and communities.

Also in direct contrast to Biden, President Trump understood that there is no room for partisanship at a time of crisis. He spoke privately to the George Floyd family, formally addressed the nation about his murder saying, “My administration is fully committed that, for George and his family, justice will be served. He will not have died in vain.”

The president has stated his support for the peaceful protestors seeking to effect positive change in our society. Last week, I was honored to meet with him at the White House along with Katrina Pierson and there is no doubt that he understands the pain of the black community, small business owners, and the importance of this moment. He is the leader made for this moment.

At the same time, President Trump has rightly and forcefully condemned the violence in our streets, pledging to protect the American people from the looting mob of radicals who are not interested in justice, peace, or healing the nation.

He said, “the biggest victims of the rioting are peace-loving citizens in our poorest communities, and as their president, I will fight to keep them safe. I will fight to protect you. I am your president of law and order and an ally of all peaceful protesters.”

Joe Biden’s leadership instincts are to only propose actions President Trump has already taken. Instead of uniting the American people, he has only sought to continue his record of exploiting the pain and suffering of black Americans for his own white liberal political benefit.

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Biden Denies the Blackness of Any Black Voters Who Won’t Vote For Him

During an skyped interview on a New York City radio talk show Friday, Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden belittled any black voters who would not vote for him.

“If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Biden told Charlamagne, the black host of the New York City-based Breakfast Club radio show.

Somewhat taken aback, Charlamagne shot back, “it don’t have nothin’ to do with Trump. It has something to do with I want something for my community.”

“Look at my record man!” Biden interjected. “I extended the Voting [Rights Act] 25 years! I have a record that is second to none! The NAACP’s endorsed me every time I’ve run. I mean—come on! Take a look at the record!”

Biden had earlier told the host that “multiple black women are being considered” for the V.P spot on the ticket.

Senator Tim Scott, (R-S.C) took offense to Biden’s apparent denial of his blackness.

“Wow!” he exclaimed on Fox Business upon hearing the comments. “That is the most arrogant, condescending comment I’ve heard in a very long time and that’s saying something.”

The man who sponsored and led the charge to enact the 1990’s crime bill that locked up more African American males than any other piece of legislation, and President Trump comes along and through his criminal justice reform corrects the absolute mistakes made by Joe Biden! For him to make such an arrogant, ridiculous comment! If you look at the numbers, 1.3 million African Americans voted for Trump. He’s saying to 1.3 million African Americans that you’re not black? Who in the heck does he think he is?!

The Trump Campaign was quick to respond to the comments:

 

Elections

No Joy in Democratsville

From “the squad” and the women of “The View” to all of the scolds on MSNBC and CNN—they make Bellevue seem sane.

It must be happy and fun waking up as a Democrat every day. I used to separate Democrats from the Left, but nowadays it’s clear that essentially they are one and the same. George Orwell predicted it, William Golding brought us the cast, and Frank Darabont has so eloquently written the storyline. I can’t think of a better analogy of what has happened to the Democratic Party, because the disease has spread so quickly and almost all have been bitten.

What happened to the Democrats’ moral compass when it comes to sexual assault (and much else besides)? Most of us believe in due process. We believe that anyone accused of a crime, anyone whose good name has been slandered in public, deserves his day in court—and in the court of public opinion. Obviously, the Democrats no longer share the sentiment.

Do I think or know if Joe Biden sexually assaulted a woman more than 25 years ago? Not a clue. But going by the Democrats’ evidentiary standard, which even Judge Wapner wouldn’t have allowed in his court, if you compared the claims against Biden versus the accusations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh, then by the Democrats’ own zombie logic, Biden would be branded a serial rapist.

If the worst that could be said of Biden is that he is a creep who fostered a hostile work environment, at least we have extensive photographic evidence supporting the claim. Unlike Kavanaugh, we have photo after photo of Creepy Joe sniffing hair and touching women in weirdly intimate and inappropriate ways. Biden’s escapades didn’t just make the women feel uncomfortable—anyone with common decency and eyes to see felt the same.

Is Joe Biden a sexual harasser? Not a clue. Is he a fetish freak? One hundred percent. Again, there is actual evidence of this. This isn’t hearsay, or speculation over something that happened more than 40 years ago, as in the Kavanaugh case. My favorite line from the commentary around the Kavanaugh hearings was “her truth”—as in, Christine Blasey Ford was telling “her truth” about what Kavanaugh supposedly did to her at a high school drinking party in the early ’80s, regardless of the facts. But with Biden, there is contemporaneous, documentary evidence.

Would you let Joe Biden stand behind your wife or daughter knowing they had washed their hair that morning?

Zero Moral Compass

Michigan’s nitwit governor, Gretchen Whitmer, reportedly is in talks to become Biden’s running mate. Her qualifications include exercising a heavy autocratic hand over Michigan residents, calling protesters racist, and taking the “nuanced” view that not all claims of sexual assault are created equal.

Did I miss the latest #MeToo briefing? What happened to “believe all women”? Yes, it’s maddening to look at a group of people who cannot see their own irony—and never will. It’s frightening, too. When leftists protest, they are “freedom fighters” and dissent is “the highest form of patriotism.” When anyone else protests—especially “deplorable” Trump voters—their dissent is code for racism or nascent fascism. Black-masked Antifa rioters aren’t terrorists. Citizens who are tired and fearful of being denied their rights somehow are.

Yes, the Democrats believe you can have your cake and eat it, too. And, why not? The media and social establishment, on all levels, are gatekeepers for this imbecilic logic. How do you debate or argue with a group that, in what seems like ages ago, demanded that all women be believed? A group that shames, “cancels,” and banishes all who dare dissent and question? A group that revels in those who can post more hateful memes, and wish openly and loudly that bad things will happen to those who don’t support their views?

I was going to pay for Louis C.K.’s comedy special. One of the more prominent figures to be waylaid by the #MeToo movement—what he did was disgusting, but not criminal—the gross-out comedian has been trying to mount a comeback. But after hearing that he donated to the Biden campaign, I changed my mind. It’s not that I cannot find somebody I disagree with funny. It’s that I won’t support a comedian who says, on the one hand, that he is fighting political correctness while, on the other, he gives his money and his vote to the very candidate who would abolish his freedom of speech and sideline him forever. It’s idiotic.

There is no joy in Democratsville. From “the squad” and the women of “The View” to all of the scolds on MSNBC and CNN—they make Bellevue seem sane. They claim to be “woke,” but none of them have really woken up to the world around them. There is no joy in hate and no happiness in sadness.

Sweet, dreams! Let us know when you have awoken.

Elections

Hiding in Plain Sight: Biden’s Inauguration-Eve Trip to Ukraine

What was Joe Biden doing in Kyiv on January 17, 2017?

It is highly unusual for an outgoing vice president to travel abroad during the days before the beginning of the new administration. An examination of the National Archives reveals no foreign travel on the part of Dick Cheney between the 2008 election and the Obama-Biden inauguration, nor any foreign travel by Vice President Al Gore before the Bush-Cheney inauguration in 2001.

During the time before the inauguration, the outgoing vice president’s duty to the American people is to help the president, the president-elect, and the vice-president-elect with an orderly transition. The closer to inauguration day, the more important it becomes to handle sensitive details diligently.

This was a duty that Joe Biden decided was subordinate to his desire to travel abroad.

Three days before the Trump-Pence inauguration, Biden was halfway around the world meeting with the leaders of a foreign government. Biden’s trip not only took him away from his duties in Washington, it also consumed the attention of many senior presidential, vice-presidential, and State Department staff—for the days before, during, and after the trip—who should have been giving their undivided attention to the transition.

For Biden, the vice president’s absence from the White House during one of the most important weeks of his official responsibilities, and subjecting himself and senior White House staff to jet lag during the inauguration itself, were reasonable costs for the United States to pay in exchange for his presence in a faraway foreign country.

That country was Ukraine.

What was Biden doing in Kyiv on January 17, 2017?

He was creating an opportunity for himself to speak, unmonitored, with the bosses of a corrupt country whose natural gas company was paying his miscreant son more than $83,000 a month in phony “consulting” fees.

What Biden was doing, above all, was not talking on the phone.

Everyone now knows that a U.S. president or vice president who speaks on a “secure” phone line with a foreign leader can have his top secret conversation leaked, distorted, and, in Donald Trump’s case involving another president of Ukraine, made into a basis for a bogus impeachment process.

Whatever Biden had to say in Kyiv, he knew he did not want it overheard by the many bureaucratic busybodies—the Munchkins, we used to call them in the Reagan State Department—who manage to listen in or receive transcripts of these highly sensitive communications. Only by getting face to face in Kyiv with his Ukrainian contacts could Biden be certain of his ability to conduct such communications with them without anyone else, in our government or theirs, knowing about it.

One might recall the hysteria that has broken out on occasions at multilateral conferences when President Trump was reported to be in conversation alone with Russian President Vladimir Putin and an interpreter—no bureaucrats allowed.

Our mainstream media, the left-wing leviathan, and their well-compensated RINO manservants such as Michael Gerson and Peter Wehner, have acquired a newfound taste for the methods of the late Senator Joseph McCarthy. They are shocked—shocked!—when President Trump speaks alone and off the telephone with a foreign leader who is known not to have American interests at heart.

Normal people know that every president should do this. It’s called statecraft. When Trump does it, the press and the RINOs call it treason, or corruption, or both.

So by these standards, what is one to think of Biden’s strange trip to Ukraine on the eve of the Trump inauguration?

The cover story was that Biden was in Kyiv to give a speech exhorting Ukrainians to repent and renounce their centuries-old habit of public corruption. Think about it: A man who in three days would have no power gave a public speech demanding that his corrupt hosts—people who only fear overwhelming power—give up their addiction to corruption. Preposterous.

Biden delivered his fire-and-brimstone sermon in Kyiv, but why? The gesture made as much sense as Biden going to Harvey Weinstein’s front lawn with a bullhorn urging the Democratic Party megadonor to forsake lechery, put on sackcloth and ashes, and embrace celibacy for the glory of the Kingdom of God.

The truth is that we will never know the identities of every person with whom Biden spoke when he was in Kyiv in January 2017. No one apart from the direct interlocutors—not even the Vindman twins—will ever know everything that Biden and his Ukrainian friends had to say to one another 72 hours before the Trump inauguration.

Elections

Trump, Biden, and the Coronavirus Coup

Consider the last several weeks a test run for the Biden regency, a preview of what America might look like if, and when, rule by the “managers” becomes a permanent, irreversible fact, and democracy is part of the past.

The consequences of the coronavirus have been profound, but the politics of it have turned out to be remarkably trivial. That’s worrisome.

When the pandemic first landed in America, there was a momentousness that birthed a cottage industry for spouting clever predictions about how society would change forever. On the political front, a conflict quickly took shape between two basic groups: the ruling elite, who planned to do everything possible to blame the virus on Donald Trump and preserve the status quo, and the populists hoping to seize the moment and promote more salutary policies, like reductions in immigration and bringing manufacturing home.

The intervening weeks have eliminated not just any pretense of concord that at first flickered, but also, to a large extent, have crushed that sense of momentousness. It is possible that some fruitful recalibration will come out of tragedy, but the politics have been predictable so far, much to the relief of the establishment. Perhaps it is a credit to its institutional power and associated control of the political conversation.

America was vulnerable before the coronavirus appeared, but critical thinking about these vulnerabilities has been strictly forbidden. The hope of the ruling class is to impress upon Americans that the coronavirus and its devastation is the blunder of one man, rather than a national catastrophe that calls for a shift in the trajectory of failure our nation has been on for 50 years. The virus has become just another “get Trump” intrigue, with a new train of animal convulsions about “testing!,” which seems to be the new shorthand for “Orange man bad.” (Seriously, can they talk about anything else?)

Independent of Trump’s actual performance, the elite would like to hang the virus on Trump, and Trump alone, to bolster their aspirations of installing a maundering mummy in a Delaware basement named Joe in the Oval Office. A national crisis has been impeachment-fied.

That is the short-term plan, at least. The long-term one is more distressing.

That plan appears to be to convince Americans of the necessity of giving up what is left of their freedom and their dignity, and finally accept their status as serfs in a new America, where they are citizens in theory, but subjects—dare I say, test subjects—in practice.

Experiments in Control

The last few weeks have made it plain, if it wasn’t clear before, just how much America’s ruling elite hates America, its people, and their free institutions. With no consultation from the people themselves, the elite have shut down the country, wiped out the economy, placed millions of Americans under house arrest, and effectively have suspended the Constitution. Should anyone dare to contradict their edicts, they have a national propaganda campaign in effect to trash him.

Objectors have been met with showers of mockery and shame, from CNN to the pages of respectable newspapers, even from their own elected officials, for exercising their right to protest and demand answers from elected officials. This ostracism has drawn from a familiar well of contempt for conservatives and Trump supporters: anyone who questions the decisions of the powerful is imagined not just to be unhelpful, but stupid, selfish, and possibly racist, too.

In America, the people are supposed to be sovereign. But the crisis has exposed a gargantuan lust for power among many public officials and their hangers-on, who seem to think that it is they who rightfully rule. Protests have evinced not so much an impatience with uncooperative citizens but a powerful, vicious resentment that the masses still have pretensions to self-government. What could be more annoying to all-powerful rulers than a weak, but still loud, opposition?

Americans have been harassed, fined, and jailed for living their lives and trying to take care of their families. Many officials have been in no hurry to explain their decisions or clarify the timelines of draconian restrictions. A capricious, arbitrary spirit of contempt for the people has prevailed.

They Hate Us

The coronavirus has dispelled any illusions America’s ruling class does anything other than work against Americans, their rights, and their welfare. While covering for China and its cover-up—any criticism of China distracts from Trump’s exclusive blame—experts and their mouthpieces have ratified almost immediately even the most intrusive policies. At first, citizens were told to wash their hands and be mindful of others. After just a few short weeks, they were ordered to adjust to a permanent, creepy “new normal,” stay home, and accept the necessity of expansive new systems of Chinese-style mass surveillance.

By making the virus into a melodrama about Trump, the liberal elite have sought to subdue the masses and distract them from these manifold threats to their rights.

Meanwhile, the same leaders who sold the country out to China have not, of course, allowed a pandemic to change these priorities. Not even the worst unemployment crisis in generations is a good enough excuse, it turns out, to interrupt several decades of high-level Third World migration or outsourcing of American industry. President Trump’s immigration “moratorium”—which turned out to be a missed opportunity anyway, and nothing even close to what you would think from the hysterical reaction—with the usual screeching about xenophobia and racism. Stephen Miller, mused the New York Times, had once tried to “use disease” to control borders even before the coronavirus. The nerve.

For the ruling class, the rights of Americans are contingent or, even, meaningless. But the rights of “guest workers” to come here cannot be abridged, ever.

Submitting to Managerial Serfdom

Consider the last several weeks a test run for the Biden regency, a preview of what America might look like if, and when, rule by the “managers” becomes a permanent, irreversible fact, and democracy is part of the past.

For decades, the autonomy and self-confidence of the American people has diminished, as a new form of government—rule by experts who often don’t know what’s good for Americans, and largely don’t seem to care—took hold.

Joe Biden, the first presidential candidate in history who, everyone knows, would not actually be running the country, would herald the completion of America’s decline into a managerial state. His candidacy spells the obvious: the ruling elite are finished with keeping up appearances. They feel entitled to power.

What does the relatively muted opposition to government overreach mean for Biden’s prospects? Suppose that a hostile ruling elite has finally broken the spirit of the American people, pacified them, rendered them docile and subservient: which candidate benefits more in that scenario?

A resounding victory for Biden would ratify that Americans approve of their expert overlords that they’d rather be ruled than rule themselves.

Is that where America is headed?

Elections

Comparing the Credibility of Blasey Ford and Reade

If the self-professed women’s advocates were less hypocritical, they would give the same treatment to Creepy Joe Biden that they gleefully inflicted on Brett Kavanaugh.

That crackling sound Joe Biden is hearing is not the Rice Crispies in his cereal bowl. It is the sound of ice slowly starting to give beneath his feet.

Two recent articles prompted this piece—one by Cathy Young and the other by Monica Hesse. Unsurprisingly, both Young and Hesse conclude that Christine Blasey Ford is more credible than Tara Reade. Unsurprisingly, I disagree. 

It’s not complicated. By every imaginable measure, by any conceivable standard, Tara Reade’s allegation that Joe Biden sexually assaulted her is far more credible than Ford’s.

Passage of Time

Given the passage of time, there is no possibility for a solid factual determination of what happened in either case. In Ford’s case, the event occurred (if it occurred at all) when both she and Brett Kavanaugh were teenagers, 36 years earlier. 

Biden’s alleged assault on Reade occurred 27 years ago. Events that might have occurred 27 years ago between adults in a work setting, however, are easier to establish and remember than events that might have occurred 36 years ago between teenagers at a summer weekend party involving alcohol. 

Thus, here Reade is a few points ahead of Ford in terms of credibility.

Knowing the Alleged Perpetrator

Many on the Left gloss over the fact that to this day no one has established that Kavanaugh and Ford actually knew each other or even met. In nearly 20 months, not a single journalist has produced one shred of evidence that Kavanaugh and Ford were ever even within one mile of each other. This should be an insurmountable stumbling block—but nothing will stop the partisans.

Young dismisses this difficulty with a breezy “it’s a fact that they traveled in the same social circles.” This sleight of hand raises its own questions. Is it a “fact,” and what, exactly, were their social circles? 

Ford went to Holton-Arms School, which was not a Catholic prep school. Ford was also two years younger than Kavanaugh. A two-year age difference is nothing for adults—but it can mean a great deal to 17- and 15-year-olds. Kavanaugh was a rising senior in the summer of 1982—it is easier to see him socializing with rising seniors from nearby Catholic girls’ schools than with a 15-year-old rising sophomore from a relatively distant non-Catholic one.

Nor is it apparent that their social circles, however defined, were the same, or even that they overlapped much. Is it possible that they met somehow somewhere at some social function? It is not impossible—but Ford’s supporters bear the burden of proof on this. One must assume they have searched under every rock and tree, and came up dry. 

Tara Reade, on the other hand, worked for Biden. It is clear, then, that they met, and met multiple times.

This factor is overwhelmingly in Reade’s favor.

Motivation

Blasey Ford’s motivation to lie was always clear—she is a committed Democratic partisan. There was good reason why she erased her entire social media trail before “coming forward.” There was good reason why she hired the particular set of lawyers who represented her. There was good reason why she contacted her congressional representative and then Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and not someone else. Blasey Ford surely understood the explosiveness of her allegations and their potential impact on the Kavanaugh confirmation. All her protestations to the contrary were bunk, and only highlight her dishonesty.

Deborah Katz, Ford’s lawyer, said last year:

[Kavanaugh] will always have an asterisk next to his name. When he takes a scalpel to Roe v. Wade, we will know who he is, we know his character, and we know what motivates him. And that is important; it is important that we know, and that is part of what motivated Christine.

Young (and others) explain this inconvenient admission by arguing the audio quality is poor, and what Katz actually said was “That is part of what motivated Christine in discharging her civic duty.” (Italics added by Young.) But even if, arguendo, Katz said this, it changes nothing in our understanding of Ford’s motivation to lie—a partisan hit job on a conservative Supreme Court nominee, dressed up as a “civic duty,” is still a partisan hit job. 

We should not forget the rage and the despair progressives felt at the prospect of Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court in 2018, or the lengths to which Democrats were willing to go to obstruct and sabotage it. What are a few more lies in the service of their greater cause? 

For all the overwrought pathos from every Democratic senator on the Judiciary Committee about the supposed sacrifices Blasey Ford supposedly made in coming forward, she did alright for herself. She went from an obscure psychology professor to being a hero to the Left. She raised nearly $1 million for “personal security.” A memoir and many paid speeches surely await her. She is no victim for speaking out.

Now consider Tara Reade. She is a Democrat with no obvious motive to lie about the Democratic nominee. It is certainly not obvious what her motive to lie could have been in 1993 as she surely could not have anticipated Joe Biden would be her party’s nominee in 2020. 

In sum, whatever one thinks of the ultimate truth of the allegations themselves, Blasey Ford had a clear and obvious partisan motive for lying, while Reade did not. 

This factor, therefore, is also overwhelmingly in Reade’s favor.

Witnesses

Every single witness named by Blasey Ford contradicted her story in every detail and in all details. Blasey Ford’s friend Leland Keyser—who at the time of the confirmation hearings took the position that she supported Ford, but had no specific recollection of the events in question—now explicitly denies that the party described by Ford ever happened or that she ever met Kavanaugh. 

Keyser is a Democrat. She could have stuck with “it might have happened, but I can’t recall the specifics, even though I believe Christine is telling what she believes is the truth.” But Blasey Ford’s friend (probably now a former friend) is unequivocal that the events Ford describes did not happen. Keep in mind that Leland Keyser was Blasey Ford’s sole “witness” as to whether she and Keyser had ever met Kavanaugh.

Blasey Ford’s parents did not attend the hearing when she testified. The media glossed over this—yet it is highly significant. The people who know Christine Blasey Ford better than anyone refused to lend their presence or name to the Kavanaugh hit job or to enhance their daughter’s credibility by being there. A strong inference is that they were torn between their love for their daughter and their own private certainty that her story is fabricated.

Tara Reade has five contemporaneous witnesses to whom she told her story, in varying degrees of detail. 

Biden defenders often focus on the fact that she didn’t tell every detail to her brother. But it is silly to expect that she would have told all the gory details to every person in whom she confided, perhaps especially a brother. (Democrats certainly never applied this requirement to Blasey Ford.) How many women use sentences like “My Boss, Senator Joseph R. Biden (D-Del.), pinned me against the wall, pushed his hand under my dress, and then inserted a finger into my vagina” in conversations with their relatives and friends? Expecting this kind of specificity from every Reade witness 27 years later is absurd.

The substance of Reade’s story—as told to multiple people—has remained consistent all these years. No witness has come forward to contradict her. The best Biden could do was to trot out a few ex-staffers with “Joe Biden never did anything like that to me,” or “I never saw anything like that.” 

This factor, therefore, is clearly in Reade’s favor.

Documentary Evidence

It is remarkable that in Blasey Ford’s case, there actually was documentary evidence. The problem for her was that Kavanaugh’s calendar from 1982 supports his version of the story—and contradicts Ford’s. It was not definitive proof, but it certainly raised additional questions about Blasey Ford’s story. It is something.

Blasey Ford had no documents (or anything else) in support of any detail of her story from 1982. She has refused to provide her psychiatrist’s notes from 30 years later. Could it be that those notes contain inconsistencies with her verbal testimony or other statements? Otherwise, why not produce them? At a minimum, Ford’s refusal raises questions about her overall credibility.

Documentary evidence in support of Tara Reade’s story is in Biden’s papers. We must make the logical inference from Biden’s refusal to open his records. Biden’s buddies at the University of Delaware are in charge of his archive—and are we certain we can trust them to produce relevant documents, and not destroy any inconvenient ones?

Biden’s letter to the secretary of the Senate requesting documents regarding Tara Reade’s sexual harassment complaint was very narrowly and carefully phrased—but Reade’s complaint was not styled or titled as a “sexual harassment complaint.” Nor did Biden ask for release of records relating to other women who might have filed complaints against him.

This factor, therefore, is also in Reade’s favor.

Credibility and Reputation of Accuser

It is beyond doubt that Christine Blasey Ford lied about many things. 

At a minimum, she lied about her “fear of flying” preventing her from coming to Washington to testify (despite regularly flying cross country, to Hawaii, and other international hotspots). Blasey Ford (and her lawyers) were playing games, using her supposed “fear of flying” as an excuse to delay and drag out the process. 

Blasey Ford also lied about adding a door to her house because of the psychological “trauma” she suffered in 1982—the real reason (it came out weeks later) was that she was converting part of the house into a sublet apartment.

Tara Reade, on the other hand, is available any time to anyone who is willing to listen to her. She has yet to be caught in an overt lie.

Regrettably, Rachel Mitchell, who questioned Blasey Ford, did not ask about Ford’s high school nickname “Party Girl,” or about her reputation for binge drinking in high school. Is it relevant? It is especially relevant in this case, where no physical evidence exists, the documentary evidence contradicts her story, all the witnesses Blasey Ford named denied the events happened, and all we have is Blasey Ford’s foggy memories. Her personal credibility and reputation are shaky at best.

Young questions Tara Reade’s credibility based on a few strange posts of hers about Vladimir Putin. Young says:

Further doubts about Reade’s credibility are raised by her bizarre posts about Vladimir Putin, hailing not only his leadership but his “sensuous image,” “combination of strength with gentleness” and “reverence for women.” The issue is not that Reade is a Russian agent; it’s that she seems to be, to put it politely, an oddball.

The problem with Tara Reade being an oddball based on her admiration for Putin is that most of the Democratic Party is in that same oddball boat. Until very recently, most Democrats, from Barack Obama on down, had a fairly favorable view of Putin. Only when it became useful in the context of the Trump-Russia collusion hoax did Democrats flip from Putinophilia to ersatz Putinophobia. Tara Reade is no more of an oddball than any other Democrat.

The totality of circumstances on this factor favors Reade.

Consistency of the Story Over Time

Blasey Ford’s story evolved over time. Crucially, it evolved as investigators were discovering serious factual inconsistencies that could not be explained easily—such as the year when the events supposedly occurred (Blasey Ford shifted her story from mid-1980s to 1982), distances between the country club and the house where the party supposedly took place, the interior and layout of the house (no house that fit the description could be found), how she got there, and how and when and with whom she left. There were mentions in the press that she received a “recovered memories” treatment from her psychiatrist—a treatment that is now widely regarded as charlatanism.

Blasey Ford’s (and her progressive allies’) explanation for all this is that she suffered such a terrible psychological trauma that it is understandable that her memories would be foggy (and wrong) on many details—but the “essence” of her story, as Joe Biden would later say, is real. Perhaps women find it perfectly normal that Blasey Ford can’t remember key details? After I published this piece about the Kavanaugh confirmation in October 2018, a woman emailed me, mentioning her own experience:

I was sexually molested when I was 12 years of age (58 yrs ago), I remember every disgusting detail. I ran home, told my parents immediately, I told my husband of 51 years when we were dating, told all my close friends and family and our daughter. What Ms. Ford has testified to is beyond any reason or logic

A foggy memory is a convenient construct for explaining away inconsistencies—but it’s one thing when someone’s memory is just one piece of the puzzle. It’s quite another when the entirety of a case is based on a woman’s foggy memory.

Tara Reade does not claim foggy memory. Reade does not claim to forget details, nor does she change them to fit the evolving media narrative.

Considering the totality of the circumstances, this factor is overwhelmingly in Tara Reade’s favor.

Reputation of the Accused Respecting Women

Until the confirmation hearings, Kavanaugh had a spotless reputation. Multiple background checks over many years have never uncovered even a shred of impropriety. That reputation had to be torn down—and the vehicles for that, aside from Blasey Ford herself, were Julie Swetnick (and her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, who is now wearing orange), and Debbie Ramirez.

Conservatives owe Avenatti and his client a debt of gratitude. Were it not for his peddling of the fantasy that Kavanaugh, at age 17, organized and led a teenage rape gang that raped countless college women on multiple occasions, who can say how it all would have turned out? Would Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) have said “enough, already,” without Swetnick and Avenatti? Would Senator Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) have channeled his inner Margaret Thatcher without those two scam artists?

The Ramirez story was never intended to be believable—only to add just enough bad odor to the entire sordid confirmation affair for just enough people to say, “yeah, that Kavanaugh fella . . . maybe there’s something there, maybe, just maybe, he ain’t quite the straight arrow he pretends to be.”

In brief, three decades after graduating from Yale, Debbie Ramirez spent several days examining her memories and consulting with friends and her lawyers, and concluded that it was possible that while she was drunk out of her skull in her dorm, Kavanaugh’s friend produced Kavanaugh’s penis for her to touch. Despite an exhaustive media investigative effort that rivaled the search for the elusive Higgs Boson, no confirmation of this ludicrous “incident” was ever unearthed.

But the media and the Left latched onto Ramirez precisely because there were just enough optics there to create a stain on Kavanaugh’s reputation, with or without corroboration.

To say that Biden’s reputation is less than pristine would be an understatement. Joe Biden is in a class all his own with his long, squalid history of inappropriate groping, fondling, touching, and kissing women and young girls. 

The internet is filled with countless “Creepy Joe” videos and photos of Biden, doing things that would be fatal for any Republican politician. If he worked for a private employer, he would have been summarily fired ages ago. There are multiple formal complaints of unwanted groping and touching, attesting to Biden’s true attitude towards women (at least seven such complaints, besides that of Tara Reade). 

Recently, it came to light that Biden likes to discuss 14-year-old girls’ breasts with them, seconds after meeting them. (That is from 2008, incidentally, when Biden was 65.) “Creepy” does not begin to describe Biden—who obviously considers himself entitled, and no doubt is not sorry for anything, deep down inside.

Biden’s defenders (and Blasey Ford’s supporters) point out that despite all that unwanted groping, fondling, sniffing, and kissing, Biden hasn’t been specifically accused of sexual assault before. That is true—but Ramirez’s allegation was nothing like Blasey Ford’s either, though that  never stopped Democratic partisans from finding that there were “patterns of behavior.” It is easier to believe that a career groper/fondler/sniffer/kisser committed assault, than it is to believe that Kavanaugh, who has never been accused before September 2018 of even looking improperly at a woman, is guilty of assault.

On this factor, Tara Reade wins by a mile.

Reaction of the Accused

As discussed in more detail in this excellent John Nolte article, when Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations surfaced, Kavanaugh demanded an immediate opportunity to address and refute them, and produced every document he had relating to the allegation. 

Biden refused to say a word for five weeks, and continues to deny access to his senatorial papers. I have little doubt that full access to all of Biden’s papers (wherever they may be hidden—University of Delaware, National Archives, the Senate basement) will expose even more past misconduct. This is likely the reason he is so terrified of giving the public access. 

Kavanaugh’s insistence on his absolute innocence saved his nomination, and for that reason enraged Democrats, who expected him to take the “maybe Blasey Ford misunderstood something, and I am really sorry if something happened” tack. Hesse writes:

While still maintaining his innocence, Kavanaugh could have gone for nuance instead of histrionics, perhaps striking a serious tone about the complicating factors of youth and alcohol in matters of behavior and memory. Something like, “I have no memory of doing this, and I truly believe I am innocent and incapable of such a thing. But I did drink to the point of stupor, as many of my friends have told the news. Nobody wants to know what happened more than I do. Please launch a full investigation; I’ll help however I can.” It would have awarded us so many opportunities for discussion; it would have been such a moment of humility and grace.

No, it wouldn’t have been. Hesse refuses to grasp the fact that when a man is innocent, he needs no nuance, nor does he care about “many opportunities for discussion.” An innocent man doesn’t hide behind faulty memory or complicating factors. Kavanaugh knew he was innocent, and he said so in no uncertain terms. The Left hated it, but thanks to his powerful, unequivocal defense based on his absolute innocence, just enough Americans didn’t buy Ford’s accusations to give Republican senators the backbone they sorely needed. 

On this factor, Tara Reade wins hands down.

In the Final Analysis

Many Democratic politicians and left-leaning journalists are today twisting themselves into multi-dimensional pretzels, trying to explain why they so uncritically accepted Blasey Ford’s weak, inconsistent, contradictory, and uncorroborated story, but refuse to extend the same courtesy to Reade. One concocted narrative is that Blasey Ford’s allegations are somehow more credible than Reade’s. 

They are not. 

If the self-professed women’s advocates were less hypocritical, they would give the same treatment to Creepy Joe Biden that they gleefully inflicted on Brett Kavanaugh. But the ice is starting to crack—whether he wants to or not, Joe Biden will be unable to resist an investigation of some sort for much longer. Creepy Joe may be about to reap the whirlwind.

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Weinstein Journalist: ‘Other Publications Have Run Stories With Far Less’ Than Biden Accuser’s Allegations

An investigative journalist who has reported on Harvey Weinstein’s many sexual crimes, says major publications have run stories on sexual assault allegations with “far less” evidence than former Senate staffer Tara Reade’s allegations against Joe Biden.

Rich McHugh served as Ronan Farrow’s producer at NBC News during the Weinstein sexual assault scandal, and later accused the network of  tanking their investigations into the allegations at the request of Weinstein’s chief attorney, who happened to be Democrat “super-lawyer” and Clinton ally David Boies.

In an interview on the Hill’s “Rising” podcast, Tuesday, McHugh explained why the allegations should be taken seriously by the corporate media, which has been largely derelict on the story.

Reade first described the 1993 alleged assault in an interview with liberal podcaster Katie Halper, alleging that Biden pushed her against a wall, lifted up her skirt and penetrated her with his fingers. When she pulled away in horror, Reade says, he resentfully complained that he thought she liked him. She said he appeared to be angry and later pointed his finger at her, saying “you’re nothing to me.”

McHugh told “Rising” podcasters Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti that Reade reached out to him after the story broke in late March because she wanted an investigative journalist to look into her allegations. His in depth story about her allegations and her criminal complaint against Biden was posted Friday night at Business Insider.

The journalist said he interviewed Reade’s brother and a close friend, both of whom confirmed that Reade told them about the alleged assault after it happened.

“They struck me as incredibly credible people,” McHugh told Ball and Enjeti. “These were not short conversations. I drilled down on the details of the story and they matched up with her story.”

The reporter said he also spoke with a former Biden intern who wasn’t told about the alleged assault, but did remember that Reade was abruptly removed from her post in April of 1993, which tracks with Reade’s claim that she was demoted. Another woman Reade confided in after the alleged assault also told McHugh that she remembers being told “something horrific.”

The reporter said that after hearing enough of these corroborating accounts, he was convinced that there was “a bedrock of information from which to proceed comfortably” on the story.

He said that the fact that Reade last week filed a criminal complaint against Biden gave her “an additional level of credibility” because now if her allegations are proven to be false, she could be sent to prison.

McHugh went on to reveal that Reade before the assault happened, she had allegedly filed a complaint with the Senate about his sexual harassment, but said he has been unable to find that document.

“It appears to be at the University of Delaware with Biden’s senatorial papers, but it looks like they’re sealed,” he said. “So that’s a question mark.”

McHugh noted that Reade’s allegations against Biden may never be proven, but “publications have gone to print with far less and I think she deserves the same level of … being heard,” he said.

The New York Times finally reported on Reade’s allegations on Easter Sunday, stressing up front that “a Biden spokeswoman said the allegation is false, and former Senate office staff members do not recall such an incident.”

In a follow-up story, reporter Ben Smith asks Dean Baquet, the executive editor of The Times, why it took 19 days for the paper to cover the scandal.

“I’ve been looking at The Times’s coverage of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh,” Smith said, adding that he wanted to focus on Julie Swetnick’s allegations.

She was the one who was represented by Michael Avenatti and who suggested that Kavanaugh had been involved in frat house rapes, and then appeared to walk back elements of her allegations. The Times wrote that story the same day she made the allegation, noting that “none of Ms. Swetnick’s claims could be independently corroborated.”
Why was Kavanaugh treated differently?

“Kavanaugh was already in a public forum in a large way,” Baquet explained, apparently unconcerned that the presumptive challenger to be President of the United States is also “already in a public forum in a large way.”

“Having gone through Harvey Weinstein and all of them, you make these judgments,” Baquet said.  “It’s very subjective. It has to be. You just gotta add up all the pieces and talk to as many people as possible and then do a gut check. There’s no magic formula.”

“Actually, there is,” countered Ace of Spades. “The formula is, ‘Does this hurt Democrats too much?'”

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Former Senate Staffer Who Opposes Trump Accuses Biden of Sexual Assault

A former Senate staffer for Joe Biden has credibly accused the Democrat of sexual assault, but you wouldn’t know it if you relied in the corporate media for your news.

Tara Reade described the alleged sexual misconduct in a graphic interview this week with lefty podcaster Katie Halper.

She first brought up Biden’s inappropriate touching last April, saying he did things like “put his hand on my shoulder and run his finger up my neck” when she worked in his Senate office in 1993. “I would just kind of freeze and wait for him to stop doing that,” Reade told the Union.

She said that she left her job on bad terms in August of 1993 after she refused to serve drinks to Biden “because he liked her legs.”

“My life was hell,” Reade said. “This was about power and control. I couldn’t get a job on the Hill.”

A friend of Reade’s at the time confirmed to the Union that Reade relayed the story shortly after the incidents occurred.

“Back then, back there, things just happened,” the friend said.

Reade is one of several women who came forward last year to accuse Biden of inappropriate touching.

Former Nevada State Assemblywoman Lucy Flores said Biden approached her at a 2014 campaign rally and kissed the back of her head.
A second woman, Amy Lappos, said Biden touched her face and rubbed noses with her at a 2009 fundraiser.

Caitlyn Caruso said Biden put his hand on her thigh and hugged her at a university event. D.J. Hill said Biden in 2012 touched her shoulder before moving his hand down her back.

Reade reportedly decided to speak out after Flores had come forward with her story, but after being accused of doing the bidding of Russian President Vladimir Putin, she stood down.  In January of 2020, she tried to enlist the help of “Time’s Up,” an organization that was created during the #MeToo movement to help alleged assault survivors tell their stories, the Intercept reported.

However, Time’s Up refused to assist her because the accused is a candidate for federal office and providing legal and P.R. support for Reade would supposedly threaten the non-profit status of the group.

Now Reade has decided to tell the full story, accusing the likely Democrat presidential nominee of full–blown sexual assault.

“This is a story that @ReadeAlexandra has been trying to tell since it happened in 1993,” Katie Halper tweeted. It’s a story about sexual assault, retaliation and silencing.”

In the interview excerpt, Reade describes the 1993 alleged assault in graphic detail.

She said a superior asked her to take a gym bag to Biden “down towards the capital” where she ended up being alone with him in a “side area.”

“We were alone and it was the strangest thing,” she said. “There was no like exchange really. He just had me up against the wall.”

Reade noted that she was wearing a business skirt with no stockings because it was hot at the time. “He had me up against the wall, and the wall was cold,” she recalled, saying Biden’s “hands were on me and underneath my clothes.”

Reade struggled to maintain her composure as she described what happened next. “Yeah, ah—he went—um—down my skirt but then up inside it and he—ah—penetrated me with his fingers,” she recalled with increasing emotion. “He was kissing me at the same time and saying things to me,” she added, while noting that she couldn’t remember all the things he had said.

“I remember him saying first, like as he was doing it, ‘Do you want to go somewhere else,’” she said. “And then him saying to me when I pulled away, he got finished doing what he was doing, and I kind of just pulled back and he said, ‘Come on man, I heard you liked me.’ And that phrase stayed with me because I kept thinking what I might’ve said and I can’t remember exactly if he said ‘I thought’ or ‘I heard’ but he implied that I had done this.”

Reade said, “everything shattered in that moment” because she had looked up to him. “He was like my father’s age,” she explained. “He was like this champion of women’s rights in my eyes and I couldn’t believe it was happening. It seemed surreal.”

She added that “she felt sick” because after she had pulled away, Biden “looked annoyed” and said something that didn’t want to share because it was so awful.

“I must have looked shocked,” she said, because Biden then grabbed her by the shoulders and said, “You’re okay. You’re fine” and then walked away and “went on with his day.”

In the aftermath of the alleged assault, Reade said she felt cold and was “shaking everywhere” and was “trying to grasp what had just happened.” She said she knew that Biden was angry with her.

After some coaxing from Halper, Reade later divulged what Biden had said to her: “He took his finger. He just like pointed at me and said you’re nothing to me.”

She later noted ruefully that Biden “was right.”

“That’s how people treated me,” she lamented. “I have no platform. I’m no one and to him I’m nothing.”

She added: “If people want to know why women don’t come forward, this is a good example of why.”

Halper said she spoke to Reade’s brother and a close friend, and both of them remembered Reade telling them about the alleged assault.

Reade also shared her story with left-wing commentator Krystal Ball and conservative journalist Saagar Enjeti in the Hill’s “Rising” podcast:

Other than the Hill’s podcast, Reade’s explosive accusations against the Democrat nominee for president have thus far been ignored by the same mainstream media that aggressively hyped every accusation against candidate Trump in 2016.

When allegations of Biden’s inappropriate touching first surfaced last year, Biden released a statement saying: “In my many years on the campaign trail and in public life, I have offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support and comfort.” He continued, “And not once — never — did I believe I acted inappropriately. If it is suggested I did so, I will listen respectfully. But it was never my intention.”

He also tweeted: “… I’ve heard what these women are saying. Politics to me has always been about making connections, but I will be more mindful about respecting personal space in the future. That’s my responsibility and I will meet it.”

In a statement to The Intercept, Reade stressed that she was deeply conflicted about coming forward with her accusations against Biden since he could be the Democrat nominee running against President Trump, whom Reade sees as “far worse politically.”

“I don’t want to help Trump. But what can I do?” she said. “All I can do is stand on my truth.”

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New Book Details How Five Members of Joe Biden’s Family Cashed in on His Political Connections

An explosive new book by author Peter Schweizer reveals how five members of 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden’s family got rich off of his political connections during the Obama years.

The book, titled Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite, lays out how Biden’s veep status helped “the Biden Five”—his reprobate son Hunter Biden, brothers James Biden and Frank Biden, son-in-law Howard Krein, and sister Valerie Biden Owens—cash in.

As most people know, Hunter Biden secured a lucrative position with Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma while his father was vice president even though he had little to no experience in the field. He also forged business deals with individuals and entities tied with the governments of Russia, China, and Kazakhstan, reportedly scoring him hundreds of millions of dollars while his father was in office.

Schweizer pointed out in his book that these shady deals tended to take place in the “dark corners of the world” where they would receive less scrutiny.

With the election of his father as vice president, Hunter Biden launched businesses fused to his father’s power that led him to lucrative deals with a rogue’s gallery of governments and oligarchs around the world. Sometimes he would hitch a prominent ride with his father aboard Air Force Two to visit a country where he was courting business. Other times, the deals would be done more discreetly. Always they involved foreign entities that appeared to be seeking something from his father. Often, the countries in question, including Ukraine, Russia, and Kazakhstan, had highly corrupt political cultures.

In short, Hunter Biden was not cutting business deals in Japan or Great Britain, where disclosure rules and corporate governance might require greater scrutiny. These were deals in the truly dark corners of the world.

In addition to Hunter, according to Schweizer, Joe’s younger brother James Biden also scored big during the Obama years, flourishing in a field where he too had little to no expertise.

Consider the case of HillStone International, a subsidiary of the huge construction management firm Hill International. The president of HillStone International was Kevin Justice, who grew up in Delaware and was a longtime Biden family friend. On Nov. 4, 2010, according to White House visitors’ logs, Justice visited the White House and met with Biden adviser Michele Smith in the Office of the Vice President.

Less than three weeks later, HillStone announced that James Biden would be joining the firm as an executive vice president. James appeared to have little or no background in housing construction, but that did not seem to matter to HillStone. His bio on the company’s website noted his “40 years of experience dealing with principals in business, political, legal and financial circles across the nation and internationally…”

James Biden was joining HillStone just as the firm was starting negotiations to win a massive contract in war-torn Iraq. Six months later, the firm announced a contract to build 100,000 homes. It was part of a $35 billion, 500,000-unit project deal won by TRAC Development, a South Korean company. HillStone also received a $22 million US federal government contract to manage a construction project for the State Department.

David Richter, son of the parent company’s founder, was not shy in explaining HillStone’s success in securing government contracts. It really helps, he told investors at a private meeting, to have “the brother of the vice president as a partner,” according to someone who was there.

Frank Biden is also accused of using his older brother’s political clout to his financial advantage, according to Schweizer.

When Biden became Obama’s point man in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2009, he traveled to Costa Rica for a rare and symbolic with the Central American nation. A short time later, Frank secured a big development deal to build a resort in the country.

Joe Biden’s trip to Costa Rica came at a fortuitous time for his brother Frank, who was busy working deals in the country. Just months after Vice President Biden’s visit, in August, Costa Rica News announced a new multilateral partnership “to reform Real Estate in Latin America” among Frank Biden, a developer named Craig Williamson, and the Guanacaste Country Club, a newly planned resort. The partnership, which appears to be ongoing, was wrapped in a beautiful package as a “call on resources available to the companies and individuals to reform the social, economic and environmental practices of real estate developers across the world by example.”

In real terms, Frank’s dream was to build in the jungles of Costa Rica thousands of homes, a world-class golf course, casinos, and an anti-aging center. The Costa Rican government was eager to cooperate with the vice president’s brother.

Another member of Biden’s family who took advantage of Biden’s term in office is Howard Krein, who is married to the former veep’s youngest daughter, Ashley.

Krein is the chief medical officer of StartUp Health, an investment consultancy based out of New York City, which barely had a website in June 2011.

StartUp Health was barely up and running when, in June 2011, two of the company’s executives were ushered into the Oval Office of the White House. They met with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

The following day, the new company would be featured at a large health care tech conference being run by the US Department of Health and Human Services, and StartUp Health executives became regular visitors to the White House, attending events in 2011, 2014 and 2015.

According to Schweizer, Biden leveraged his political power to his family’s financial benefit during his years in the Senate, as well.

Joe’s sister Valerie ran all of his Senate campaigns, as well as his presidential runs in 1988 and 2008.

But she was also a senior partner in a political messaging firm named Joe Slade White & Company; the only two executives listed at the firm were Joe Slade White and Valerie.

The firm received large fees from the Biden campaigns that Valerie was running. Two and a half million dollars in consulting fees flowed to her firm from Citizens for Biden and Biden For President Inc. during the 2008 presidential bid alone.

Joe Slade White & Company worked for Biden campaigns over 18 years.

Schweizer appeared on Fox News host Sean Hannity’s radio show to discuss his new book and explain how Biden’s name became a boon for his family.

Schweizer, who has made a career out of exposing government corruption in Republicans and Democrats alike, said he’d never seen anything quite like “the Biden Five.”

“I’ve never seen a circumstance where it is such a family affair—as to where you have five members of a family who are profiting this way off of government service,” he told Hannity.

The author said that the corruption seemed to be part of a pattern that involved “basically the entire family.”

 

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Biden Campaign Pressures Major News Outlets to Stop Booking Giuliani

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign sent a letter to the executives of several major news outlets on Sunday, asking them to no longer book Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, as a guest on their programs.

The letter, written by Biden advisers Kate Bedingfield and Anita Dunn, argued that Giuliani should not be given a platform from which to “spread false, debunked conspiracy theories” about Ukraine.

“We are writing today with grave concern that you continue to book Rudy Giuliani on your air to spread false, debunked conspiracy theories on behalf of Donald Trump. While you often fact check his statements in real time during your discussions, that is no longer enough. By giving him your air time, you are allowing him to introduce increasingly unhinged, unfounded and desperate lies into the national conversation,” Bedingfield and Dunn wrote in the letter.

The two-page letter blasted Giuliani, calling his allegations “baseless” and arguing that he was “certainly not adding new facts, since his relationship with the truth is casual at best.”

“Simply saying that you will put a Democrat on, at a time when there are many declared candidates for the Democratic nomination for the presidency, is neither fair treatment nor equal treatment,” they complained.

The letter was reportedly sent to ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and Fox News, as well as several of the top anchors at those networks.

Giuliani hit back on Twitter, saying: “The Bidens are clearly rattled by the affidavit showing there is a named accuser and not an anonymous source, who is ready to testify! Reminds me of the reaction to the corrupt pols of the 70’s and 80’s. They have their Dem media trying to destroy my reputation and silence me!”

Giuliani in recent days has appeared on a number of networks to discuss President Donald Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, and Ukraine’s interference in the 2016 election. The former mayor of New York City has also been keen to talk about corruption surrounding Biden, who is accused of strong-arming Ukraine to oust Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin in the spring of 2016, while Shokin was investigating Burisma Holdings, a natural gas company that employed his son Hunter Biden.

“The Bidens are doing all they can to silence me,” Giuliani tweeted, posting a clip of his fiery Sunday morning interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos:

In a comment to The Daily Beast, Giuliani said the Biden letter “sounds like the usual left wing censorship. Everything I say is supported by such as today, affidavits and statements. They are the ones who have covered up pay for  play for at least 5 years.”

Giuliani shared some more of his thoughts on Twitter Sunday, begging Congress to look at the evidence he has collected on UkrainGate, and challenging Biden to prove his claim that the Burisma scandal has already been investigated.

Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted: “Can we request the removal of Democrats on TV that push hoaxes? Wait, but then who would do the interviews?”

Biden adviser Anita Dunn is no stranger to chilling political speech. She was briefly the media strategist for the Obama White House, but resigned in November of 2009 after leading Obama’s war against Fox News and being exposed as an admirer of Communist tyrant Chairman Mao, who oversaw the murder of some 70 million people.

 Kate Bedingfield was Biden’s communications director in the Obama White House and is now his deputy campaign manager.

 

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On the Lewdness of Donald Trump

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There is no defense. The danger of any comment on the video of Donald Trump’s lewd comments is that it will appear to defend him. What he said was gross. Full stop.

This post, however, is not directly about Trump the man or about what political action is called for from the GOP at the moment. It’s more me unburdening myself of a resentment. Forgive me if what follows sounds a bit self-righteous. It’s not my intent to scold, but to build to a different point.

I hate Donald Trump’s and Billy Bush’s conversation; it sickens me. But I’m equally sickened by everyone’s on-demand horror. When I was in high school, a large percentage of my friends, particularly my guy friends, listened to Howard Stern’s radio show every morning. I never listened, but I caught the gist in their joking comments, and later in life I caught a few moments of his cable TV show. I gather that abusive talk about women was the whole point of the show. Stern talked that way about women to their faces—evaluating their body parts and telling them what he’d like to do to them, and they submitted (the right word!) for publicity’s sake. When male guests visited, they joined Stern for, yes, “locker room” bragging about their sexual exploits. That was the show, and it was celebrated—enough for Stern to go from radio to cable TV to a movie about his life.

Rap lyrics celebrate the assault of women all day long, and our pop stars twerk for the precise purpose of attracting lewd attention, and some of these artists are fêted at the White House and elsewhere as role models for young people. My friends—even some of my pious Christian friends—watch and celebrate Game of Thrones, which if I understand correctly, features graphic depictions of the demeaning of women and everyone else.

Bill Maher, hero to the Left (and likewise to some on the Right for his straight talk about Islam), has a foul mouth and celebrates his hanging out at the Playboy Mansion, where people are known to behave in the way Trump describes, and that is perfectly cool. Even Ann Coulter wants to be friends with him.

President Kennedy joked about his presidency being like a golf course; I will spare you the foul punch line if you don’t already know it. Senator Ted Kennedy was caught in flagrante delicto drunk and palming waitresses. Bill Clinton is a known sexual predator. Joe Biden has often been shown on camera being far too handsy with pretty women.

The progressive culture advocates teaching kids to talk in vulgar ways about their sexuality from the time of kindergarten so they’ll be sex-positive. This administration has launched an all-out legal assault on chastity such that any instance of pure living must be wiped out—yea, verily, even unto the Little Sisters of the Poor: You, who are consecrated to being a sign in the world of the glory for which men and women were created and are destined? You will bend to the sexual revolution and finance it.

The Washington Post, on the very morning when it was tut-tutting over Trump’s words, also ran a piece lamenting the demise of a brothel, where women are treated as objects and assaulted and demeaned.

I hate this gross culture that demeans women and sex. It makes me feel sick to my stomach when I think about young men steeped in this sick culture going anywhere near my daughter, who is the most beautiful soul on earth—or anyone else’s daughter. For that matter, I hate the idea of my sons being surrounded by people who can’t behold them as persons, but only dissect them for parts.

But I hate even more the even grosser culture of The Lie where someone like Hillary Clinton or people like the editorialists at the Washington Post and the Formerly Grey Lady get to point their fingers and pretend they didn’t create and celebrate the culture in which Trump merely partakes.

These people who celebrate porn and abortion and make heroic figures out of small-souled, sex-deluded creatures such as Bill Maher and Lena Dunham and Sandra Fluke and lionize sick predator men like the Kennedys and Bill Clinton are not merely being hypocrites or playing politics when they denounce Trump. They are deliberately engaging in The Lie: the corruption of meaning itself. They aren’t outraged because they’re decent. They’re using our decency as a pawn in their quest for political power.

I don’t even have an expletive strong enough to express my contempt for what we’re witnessing this news cycle. All I know is I deeply resent being put in a position where denouncing the grossness of Trump’s remarks becomes playing into a larger Lie and everyone’s rightful disgust becomes a mere political tool.

This is the problem of the corruption of culture, as Harriet Beecher Stowe illustrated brilliantly in Uncle Tom’s Cabin. There, the good guys who defend human dignity are forced by the culture itself to become outlaws—to lie to hide runaway slaves, or break the law to participate in the Underground Railroad. They are forced to defend what they ordinarily would find indefensible in order to defend the greater goods of human liberty, human dignity, and equality before the law. In a corrupt culture, no matter what you do, no one escapes with his purity intact.