Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Joe Biden

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Leaderless Democrats
It's sometimes hard to find a leader - especially from a crowd like this!

The Democratic Party continues to struggle in trying to come up with a plan for the 2018 elections. While, some Democrats are emphasizing on the need to make attacks on President Trump’s actions and linking them with the entire Republican Party. “I think we can tie House Republicans to the failure of the Trump administration,” said Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.). “It’s conceivable we could probably win back the House.”

However, with quite a few Democrats arguing that the party needs to quit using their “foolish” strategies, it is very evident that the Democratic Party is still very much divided ever since their defeat in the 2016 Presidential elections.

“My recommendation is to run against the Republican Party, and I think our party has made a mistake by emphasizing too much Mr. Trump,” said Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.). “He’ll speak for himself, and he’ll trip on himself,” he added.

Former chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. John Larson (Conn.), on the other hand expressed that the Democratic Party needs to think beyond attacking Trump. He emphasized that the Democrats need to work on coming up with valid solutions rather than wasting their time and resources on finding things that are going wrong during the Trump administration.

“Whether it’s Russia or whether it’s the healthcare proposal — those are all going to work themselves out,” he said. “But when you go back to your district, the overarching thing is: Where are the jobs and what’s your solution?”

“It won’t be enough just to resist — you have to have a solution” he added.

In a recent interview on MSNC Live, host Katy Tur questioned Democrat Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia to name the leader of the Democratic Party. However, McAuliffe had only one answer, “I’m not going to give you,” and that “there are many leaders of the Democratic Party.”

“You are a savvy guy. You are plugged in. You’ve been around Democratic politics a long time. You no doubt are having conversations behind the scenes. No doubt those conversations are being had probably every day. Who is the leader of the Democratic Party, right now?” the host questioned.

McAuliffe replied by saying, “I think there are many leaders of the Democratic Party—” Tur interrupted him asking for a name in particular. However, McAuliffe continued to be very vague and refused to give a singular name. In fact he mentioned that “governors who are leading the states” are also leading the party itself.

“I’m not gonna give you — I’ll say the governors who are leading their states, creating jobs, building infrastructure, building an education system that works. We have to balance our budgets, unlike Washington — they print money, they still can’t balance a budget. We create jobs, we build infrastructure, we do education. Governors need to lead the way,” he answered.

“I’m just confused, because I’ve asked a number of Democrats, big names in the Democratic Party this question over the past six, seven, eight months, and I can’t get an answer from anyone,” Tur responded. “I can’t get one name from anybody about who’s leading the Democratic Party, right now. What does that say?”

Even Vice President Joe Biden refused to name a singular leader when he was asked a similar question.

Even though, the Democratic Party has now spent months and months over trying to indicate the underlying reasons that caused their defeat, they still appear to have a long way ahead in coming up a path forward.

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Former Speaker John Boehner said this week while speaking in Stanford, that “Ted Cruz is Lucifer in the flesh.”

He continued by saying, “I Republican friends and Democrat friends and I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked for a more miserable S.O.B. in my life.”

John hasn’t liked Ted Cruz for a while, but that isn’t the breaking news. Boehner went on to say something very surprising.

“Don’t be shocked … if two weeks before the convention, here comes Joe Biden parachuting in and Barack Obama fanning the flames to make it all happen.”

Does he know something that we don’t know?

Is he speculating or does he know that Hillary could be in real trouble with the email server?

If Hillary wins the needed delegates but Obama allows the FBI and DOJ to indict Clinton and charge her with a crime, then the Democratic Party will have no choice but to offer up another candidate. John Boehner is hinting that that person will be Biden.

Maybe a Biden and Sanders ticket? Biden has said that he regrets the decision not to run so this isn’t completely out of the question. John gives us a lot to think about, but can we trust his instincts?

What do you think? Will Biden be the Democratic savior this year?

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Republican frontrunner Donald Trump thinks he knows why Vice President Joe Biden decided not to run for President: because Trump has “dirt” on Biden.

Trump also claimed that Biden bowed out because Trump had actively threatened to expose Biden’s secrets—or, at the very least, hint about them on social media—and that they would ruin Biden’s chances of winning the Oval Office.

Trump, unfortunately, did not release what the dirt was—and, with Biden officially out of the running, it looks like the world will never know.

Biden, who had two failed presidential runs that failed to gain traction in 1988 and 2008, was seen as the last hope for the Democrats’ own Hillary haters to run an electable candidate.

With Hillary sinking in the polls among independents, Republicans, and Democrats alike, many were hoping that the Vice President—who would be the oldest first-term President in history—would swoop in, to help shore up the party’s weakening chances to keep the White House.

Polls showed Biden trailing Hillary for the Democratic nomination, but leading most Republican opponents by large margins—suggesting that, while he’d have an uphill battle beating Hillary in the primary, he might have been the strongest candidate for the Democratic Party overall.

With Biden officially out, and two Democratic candidates dropping out within the past week, the nomination still looks like it’s Hillary’s to lose.

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Vice President Joe Biden decided to not throw his hat in the ring for 2016–and we might know why? Biden’s known for his cringe-worthy, foot-in-mouth incidents, so we decided to make a top 10 list. Just a reminder to all those people who wanted Joe to run.

Here’s the top 10 most uncomfortable, awkward, eye-roll inducing, and even downright horrifying quotes of Joe Biden’s political career:

10. Biden makes a personal aside comment about ObamaCare to Obama during the bill signing ceremony, forgetting he’s in front of a microphone. March 23, 2010.

“This is a big f***ing deal.”

9. Biden accidentally causes panic when he tells the entire country not to fly on airplanes during the swine flu epidemic. April 30, 2009.

“I would tell members of my family, and I have, I wouldn’t go anywhere in confined places right now. It’s not that it’s going to Mexico, it’s that you are in a confined aircraft. When one person sneezes, it goes everywhere through the aircraft.”

8. Biden criticizes Romney for outsourcing–and impersonates Indian call center employees (complete with a mocking Indian accent.) January 26, 2012.

“Even call centers were rushed overseas… How many times you get the call, [adopting Indian accent] ‘I like to talk to you about your… credit card.'”

7. Biden, who actually ran for President in 2008 but never gained traction, cited Delaware’s former support of slavery as the reason that his candidacy would win the support of Southerners. August 27, 2006.

“You don’t know my state. My state was a slave state. My state is a border state. My state has the eighth-largest black population in the country. My state is anything from a Northeast liberal state.”

6. Biden admits the federal government has a 1-in-3 chance of screwing up the Stimulus, even if everything went perfectly. February 6, 2009.

“If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, there’s still a 30% chance we’re going to get it wrong.”

5. When meeting with supporters, Biden attempts to endear himself to Indian-Americans, comes off as your racist uncle. June 17, 2006.

“I’ve had a great relationship [with Indian-Americans.] In Delaware, the largest growth of population is Indian-Americans, moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking!”

4. Joe Biden, during his first presidential run in 1988, plagiarizes a speech from British politician Neil Kinnock, leader of the Labour Party, and causes enough controversy that he’s forced to drop out of the presidential race just a few weeks later. September 12, 1987.

Biden’s speech, delivered on September 12, 1987:

“Why is it that Joe Biden is the first in his family ever to go to a university? Why is it that my wife who is sitting out there in the audience is the first in her family to ever go to college? Is it because our fathers and mothers were not bright? Is it because I’m the first Biden in a thousand generations to get a college and a graduate degree that I was smarter than the rest?”

Kinnock’s speech, delivered five months earlier on May 15, 1987:

“Why am I the first Kinnock in a thousand generations to be able to get to university? Why is Glenys the first woman in her family in a thousand generations to be able to get to university? Was it because all our predecessors were thick?”

3. Biden tries to compliment Hillary Clinton, accidentally endorses her for Vice President over himself. September 10, 2008.

“Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be Vice President of the United States of America. Let’s get that straight… Quite frankly, [she] might have been a better pick than me.”

2. Biden praises Obama in most racist way possible in an interview with the New York Observer. February 9, 2007.

“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”

He later apologized, saying that, “I really regret that some have taken totally out of context my use of the world ‘clean.'”

1. Joe Biden tells a wheelchair-bound state senator to stand up at an Obama-Biden 2008 campaign rally. Sep. 9, 2008.

“And also, I’m told Chuck Graham, state senator, is here. Stand up Chuck, let ’em see you.” Awkward pause, as Biden realized Graham is in a wheelchair. “Oh, God love you. What am I saying?”

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With Joe Biden allegedly just days away from making a decision on whether or not he’s running for President in 2016, Hillary Clinton has already sprung into action.

New reports show that Hillary’s team is taking the gloves off–and is prepared to leak secret, damaging stories about the Vice President in order to destroy his reputation before he even throws his hat in the ring.

New York magazine, which broke the story, reports that Hillary aide David Brock–who leads a number of pro-Hillary organizations–has been stockpiling opposition research to take down Biden.

Brock’s super PAC, Correct the Record, is prepared to smear Biden on his “ties to Wall Street; his reluctance to support the raid that killed Osama bin Laden; and his role in the Anita Hill saga as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee,” according to New York magazine.

So far, Biden seems legitimately unsure whether or not he’s actually going to run for President–a change from the usual wink-wink production that politicians do before they officially enter.

Part of his holdup is his age–he’d be, by several years, the oldest first-term President–and another is the recent death of his son, Beau, from cancer.

Beau Biden apparently wanted his father to take a third try at running for President–but Joe has alluded to the fact that his own heart might not be in a run.

Regardless of what Biden does, it’s clear that Hillary Clinton is ready to fight dirty–and willing to skewer anyone who gets in her way.

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Joe Biden admitted it is a “totally legitimate argument and concern” that Iran will use U.S. dollars to threaten Israel, if Obama’s Iran deal goes through.

He just doesn’t care.

During a round table in Florida, filled with mostly Jewish supporters who are naturally concerned about how lifting Iran’s sanctions might threaten Israel, Biden agreed that it’s cause for concern:

“The sanctions relief from this deal is the second piece, and it goes to the second issue mostly. ‘Well, Joe, even if, even if I believe that you were able to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, you’re going to give them a lot of money, Joeboy. And they’re going to go out and do more of the bad things they are doing now, doing it more efficiently, and threaten our friends in an existential way, because they will have so much more money and capacity.’ Totally legitimate argument and concern.”

Obama’s Iran deal–which was negotiated with major world powers in Austria–has been controversial on both sides of the aisle. His own party has been struggling to get Senators to commit to the legislation–because it gives Iran essentially everything they asked for, in exchange for a mostly-unenforced promise to not build nuclear weapons.

That includes lifting of most sanctions on Iran–which has crippled the Iranian economy in recent years–which will result in a flood of funds hitting the terror-loving regime. Money that Iran has explicitly said will go towards wiping Israel off the planet.

Because Obama didn’t label his deal with Iran as a “treaty,” it only needs 36 Senators to pass into law. It struggled to get even that–but, earlier this week, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), agreed to break the gridlock. The deal with Iran now looks like it’s going to happen–even though Obama and Biden know it’s bad news for American allies.


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