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Joe Biden has made some interesting statements over the decades.

Just think: he could become the next leader of the free world …

This is my final post on Biden before the election.

A review follows of Joe’s ‘finest moments’ (not).

Before getting to those, however, here is the latest update from Tucker Carlson on the missing documents he spoke of two days ago. This is from Thursday, October 29:

Part of what he said might — or might not — tie in with an article from NBC News:

NBC’s article says, in part:

The document, a 64-page composition that was later disseminated by close associates of President Donald Trump, appears to be the work of a fake “intelligence firm” called Typhoon Investigations, according to researchers and public documents.

The author of the document, a self-identified Swiss security analyst named Martin Aspen, is a fabricated identity, according to analysis by disinformation researchers, who also concluded that Aspen’s profile picture was created with an artificial intelligence face generator.

I haven’t seen anyone cite that report. I’d not heard of it until seeing their tweet.

In any event, President Trump’s campaign communications director tweeted:

Now on to a summary of what Tucker Carlson said in the video above.

Tucker said his show would make public only things that concerned Hunter and Joe, not Hunter alone. He said that they receive information every day about the Bidens that they vet. Most of that information cannot be used on the show.

Tucker said that he and Hunter lived near each other for a time in DC. They knew each other. He said he knew Hunter had problems, so, for that reason, he wasn’t going to make him the target of his reports.

He also had an update on the lost documents. UPS, the courier company in question, sent him the thumb drive that they were on. Tucker’s staff had sent him a thumb drive, not actual documents. Two people saw the thumb drive sealed in the envelope addressed to Tucker. Somehow — and UPS now declare the matter closed — the envelope was opened in NYC, where it was sent, and it seems that an hourly employee opened the envelope and removed the thumb drive.

UPS said that it must have happened in the room where all the packages are processed. They said that the room has no security cameras.

Whoever did it put the drive anonymously on the supervisor’s desk. UPS then returned it to Tucker, with their apologies.

Jesse Watters on media’s cover-up of Biden’s dealings

On Friday, October 30, Jesse Watters hit back over Big Media’s charges that Biden’s dubious dealings are fake news:

Here’s a transcript (H/T to GA/FL) of what he said, speaking first to Juan Williams. ‘Tony’ refers to Tony Bobulinski, one of Hunter Biden’s business associates and retired US Navy officer (emphases mine below, unless stated otherwise):

Jesse Watters: “This claim that the Wall Street Journal debunked this story has been debunked, Juan, first of all.

Second of all, I don’t think you have read the Wall Street Journal, because if you read the article, they did not debunk it, they actually helped to substantiate what they saw.

[…] question for the next week, let’s see if they can do this […]

‘Scuse me Juan, let me just give Peter (Doocy?) some advice, Ask the Vice President (Biden), ‘Hey, Mr. Vice President, Have you ever met Tony?” Let’s see if he can answer that question, ’cause that would settle a lot of things.

You bring up credibility, alright, let’s bring it up. Who do you believe? Do you believe the Naval Officer, who held the highest security clearance, that commanded a nuclear submarine, that has emails and documentation and voice recordings, that went to the FBI under penalty of perjury, and said his story…..or do you believe the political family with a history of plagiarism and shady deal-making, who’s hidden and ran for the hills since this probe, and three of their business partners are in prison.

The deal is very simple – they cooked it up in 2015 while Joe was VP. The Chinese Communists sent 10 Million Dollars to the Biden family. 5 Million of it was an interest free loan, the other 5 Million went to the holding company where Jim Biden held back 10 (%) for the ‘Big Guy.’

So then, Tony meets with the VP twice on this. And then when Tony wants to put in good corporate governance, Joe Biden says ‘no’ – they cut Tony out of the deal and then they smear him as an..a Russian agent when he goes to the FBI.

Then the best part of the story is this – the Communist Chinese guy, who they were doing the deal with? He was under the FBI surveillance because he was a spy.

And then when he got popped by the SDNY for bribery, Hunter Biden represents him for a million dollar fee. And now he’s serving 3 years in jail.

So the Biden family was doing business with Chinese Communist spies who were under FBI surveillance. Boom! – How’s that for a Boom?”

Biden as Obama’s VP

Obama’s birth certificate — and his father’s identity — were scorching hot topics during the 2008 presidential campaign.

Although the annual Gridiron Dinner is supposed to be full of barbed humour, Biden did himself few favours with this joke. WND reported on the 2009 event:

“You know, I never realized just how much power Dick Cheney had until my first day on the job. I walked into my office, and you know how the outgoing president always leaves the incoming president a note in his desk?” he asked rhetorically. “I opened my drawer and Dick Cheney had left me Barack Obama’s birth certificate.”

Lame Cherry, a blogger often read by ex-Democrats during the first Obama-Biden campaign in 2008, stated that Biden knows a lot about Obama. This entry is from February 15, 2010:

… Biden knows very well that Obama is a usurper …

Even then, suspicions brewed about Biden’s health in general compared with Bush Junior’s VP Dick Cheney:

So Obama and Jarrett send out Joe Biden, who has been having this huge knife stuck in his back from the Clinton people who have been busy floating rumors the brain dysfunctioning Biden is about to be dumped from the ticket and Hillary put on as Vice President, to save Barack Obama from another Dick Cheney half time event …

If you did not notice this, Dick Cheney is looking younger, stronger, healthier and more manly than Joe Biden. Joe Biden looks drained of body fluids, like he is hooked up at the geezer home on an IV and never has seen sunlight in 13 years.

Cheney is thriving in this rough and tumble and Obama gets white hair, his staff is fleeing him and Biden looks like he was trying out caskets that morning

Then Biden gets so rattled on NBC that he says Iraq was not worth the cost, which says that Obama and Biden think that genocide should not be stopped on Muslims. Biden’s saying Iraq was not worth the cost means that all of the dead and wounded Americans wasted their sacrifice as their heroic duty was too high of a price to pay for American security.

Essentially:

Joe Biden just said the world would be a better place with Saddam Hussein in it.

Apropos of Dick Cheney, this is what Biden said of him in 2015 (The Daily Caller has more) — note ‘legal parameters’ of being vice president:

Last year, on the campaign trail, he said:

2016 presidential campaign

In 2015, Joe Biden was viewed as a ‘centrist’. This is from an ex-Hillary supporting blog from 2008, HillaryIs44 (long since renamed The Trumpet, in honour of Donald Trump). Emphasis in the original in the quote below:

Bottom line: Hillary’s late, week before the debate move, won’t help her with the Bernie Sanders’ kooks, hurts her with the Biden “centrist” crowd, and the timing aids Barack Obama’s eventually knife in the back treachery against her ...

In May 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump announced doubts about Hillary Clinton at one of his rallies. This Daily Mail report is from May 26 that year:

The Democratic National Committee is considering a plan to re-insert Vice President Joe Biden into the presidential race, Donald Trump said Wednesday in California, a stunning claim on a day when front-runner Hillary Clinton faced new questions about her classified email scandal.

‘I hear they’re gonna actually slip Joe Biden in and he’s going to take Bernie’s place,’ Trump told a rally audience of thousands in Anaheim, California, referring to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

‘I hear they want to slip him in,’ he repeated. ‘Cause I will say, the system is rigged against Bernie, 100 per cent.’

In the end, Bernie Sanders fared quiet well, thanks to the Democrats. Shortly after dropping out of the race, he and his wife bought another house. A number of his followers ended up voting for Donald Trump, the anti-Establishment nominee.

On August 15, Biden campaigned for Hillary, saying that Donald Trump was not ‘qualified’ to hold the nuclear codes:

On September 22 that year, an Obama White House staffer leaked details of Michelle Obama’s and Joe Biden’s schedules. The Daily Mail carried the story:

The hack also revealed a Power Point detailing the recent trip of Vice President Joe Biden to the Intercontinental Hotel in Cleveland on June 26 of this year.

The detailed report includes how many stairs Biden will be walking up as he arrives at the hotel loading dock and makes his way up to the second floor of the facility …

And even a Hillary Clinton event held in May of this year in Houston is detailed, from who will be meeting the Democratic hopeful to, once again, the number of steps she will walk up and down.

In October 2016, Biden lamely campaigned for Hillary, the Democrat nominee. InfoWars carried one of his quotes from a Hillary rally — I use the term advisedly — in Bristol, Pennsylvania around October 7:

I know some of you, and some of the people you are trying to convince are not crazy about Hillary. I know that. Okay.

I think she has gotten an unfair deal. But the truth of the matter is there is a lot of people — but folks don’t, don’t wake up on November 9 and find out we lost Pennsylvania by 2,000 votes and say, ‘If I only… If I had only taken my neighbor. If I only gone. If I only. If I only.’

And there has been a lot of elections. Remember Al Gore?

In December, Biden delivered Hillary’s post mortem. He told CNN’s Jake Tapper that her campaign had no respect for the working man and woman, many of whom were worrying about where their next paycheck would come from. This is a really good three-minute interview. As we now know, the working man and woman were the basis of Donald Trump’s victory and, we hope, of his re-election this year.

The Trump Years — gearing up for 2020

In September 2017, Newsweek reported that Obama’s ‘inner circle’ was split as to whether Biden should be the 2020 Democrat nominee:

His camp’s loyalties could be split however if Joe Biden decides to run, with many of Obama’s trusted confidantes close to the former vice president, who is said to be considering his options for 2020.

Biden is one of a number of high-profile politicians reportedly mulling a 2020 bid, with 2016 hopeful Bernie Sanders and Senator Elizabeth Warren’s names coming up alongside buzz about Senator Kamala Harris, from California, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, from New York.

In October 2018, he campaigned unsuccessfully against Republican Congressman Andy Barr, who has been serving Kentucky’s 6th District since 2013:

One week later, he managed a small rally for a Democrat candidate in Nevada:

That gave rise to jokes about Biden not being able to fill a phone box:

The Democrats gained the House of Representatives in 2018. When it came time to vote for the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi won, followed by the Republican minority leader Kevin McCarthy. Joe Biden, among several others, managed only one vote:

Border control

In 2014, Biden, as vice president, defended border facilities:

In 2018, with Trump in the White House, Biden railed about illegal migrant children coming in over the southern border of the United States.

On June 28, Vox reported:

Former Vice President Joe Biden released a strongly worded statement on Wednesday afternoon calling the Trump administration’s practice of separating young children from their parents “unconscionable” and “abhorrent.”

“A policy that separates young children from their parents isn’t a ‘deterrent.’ It’s unconscionable,” Biden, who is currently topping the polls as a 2020 presidential candidate, wrote in the statement. “A policy that traumatizes children isn’t a bargaining chip. It’s abhorrent. And a President and an administration that continues this policy isn’t protecting our border and our people. It threatens to make us a pariah in the world.”

And yet, and yet:

The Obama administration also faced harsh criticism for its actions at the time. Obama was sometimes referred to as the “deporter in chief” by immigrant rights groups, which criticized his administration’s removal of more than 2.5 million people with immigration orders between 2009 and 2015. Large numbers of migrants were also detained while waiting for deportation proceedings under his administration.

Trump made the policy clearer, having been made aware of human trafficking with fake parents and offspring. He wants to stop the trafficking.

Last year, on the campaign trail, Biden either made a mistake or the truth came out:

Biden proud to see Europeans and their descendents disappear

On the topic of migration, Biden was happy to see European populations recede. These clips are from 2016. But he also said that ‘in 2017’, Americans of European stock would be ‘an absolute minority in America — fewer than 50% then and on … that’s not a bad thing … it’s a source of our strength’:

The next video has much of the content of the preceding one but includes Biden saying, ‘We have the affirmative task of creating a New World Order’:

He definitely wants to increase immigration well beyond the current annual limit of 1.2m people. I heard one of his 2020 speeches wherein he said that the first thing he would do would be to regularise the status of 11m illegal immigrants in the United States.

Here is another plan of his:

His views on America were equally shocking

On February 16, the Washington Examiner reported:

Speaking on German soil 75 years after the U.S. and its allies prepared for D-Day, Joe Biden described America as “an embarrassment” and its trade policies “self-defeating.”

He does not care about Americans:

In fact, he insults them:

I don’t say this as a defence, but that was to hide his frustration that he was not doing well in the New Hampshire primary:

One month later, he insulted an auto worker in Detroit who dared to ask a question about the Second Amendment:

First Amendment can be abolished

In 1974, two years into his long tenure as a US Senator, he gave the following warning about the First Amendment.

Breitbart has the story:

The current 2020 Democrat frontrunner made the comments to Washingtonian magazine while being interviewed for a profile published in June 1974. Biden, then only 31-years-old, came to regret the interview, as his penchant for gaffes and insensitive remarks—traits defining later portions of his career—heavily colored the piece. At the time, however, Biden appeared eager to discuss his life as the nation’s youngest senator.

“I am proud to be a politician,” Biden told then-Washingtonian writer Kitty Kelley, who authored the profile. “There is no other walk of life which can do more good for mankind than politics. It influences everything that happens to the American people.”

Biden proceeded, according to Kelley, to lean “over his desk to shake his finger at me” while explaining elected officials like himself had the power to “take away” constitutionally protected rights if they saw fit.

“And, whether you like it or not, young lady,” he said. “Us cruddy politicians can take away that First Amendment of yours if we want to.”

Gaffe about women

In 1973, one year before he gave the aforementioned interview to Kitty Kelley, he gave a speech, having just been elected to the Senate. Breitbart has a news clipping with the story:

To illustrate how Nixon tried to handicap Democrats ahead of the 1972 presidential election, Biden tried a football analogy. While explaining, he said women present in the audience would not understand football and that he was led to believe their attendance wasn’t welcome.

“The only analogy that I can really think of, is a football analogy,” he said. “And I apologize to you women in the audience for not being able to think of a more appropriate analogy, but they told me they didn’t want you here anyway.”

“I didn’t expect any women to be here,” Biden added.

Outright lies

Why would someone lie so egregiously?

Physical violence in politics

Last year, Biden made another outrageous statement about physical violence against senators and in a revolution.

Given this year’s riots, one wonders if activists got the idea partly from this:

Biden on crime

Hmm. If Biden says politicians can get rid of the First Amendment, imagine what he would be like on crime.

This video from 1992 will give an indication:

Years later, he admitted he was wrong about drug sentencing:

That crime bill did irreparable harm to black Americans, who were disproportionately locked up for years for minor offences.

President Trump put an end to it:

Biden on healthcare

Be afraid, be very afraid. Biden’s channelling one of Obama’s biggest untruths about healthcare:

Good grief — words fail me:

Race relations

The most interesting — and worrying — aspect of Joe Biden’s political career, however, concerns race relations.

Biden says ‘what is good for the Negro’ — 1973

Breitbart reported that the quotes came from a 2019 investigative book into Democrats:

The racially insensitive comments from Biden, a white man from Delaware who was at the time newly elected to the U.S. Senate, resurfaced, thanks to a new book from leftist journalist Ryan Grim of the Intercept. The book, We’ve Got People: From Jesse Jackson to AOC, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement, has already landed a few other major blows, including on former President Barack Obama, regarding his “don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal legacy, but this revelation about Biden’s torrid history with race–as told from the left–is particularly damning for the current Democrat 2020 presidential primary front runner …

“Joe Biden, elected to the Senate in 1972, was a leading voice in the attempt to win back white working-class voters by showing them how tough Democrats could be against affirmative [action], school integration, and other priorities of the civil rights movement,” Grim writes …

“In 1973, during a speech at the City Club in Cleveland, Biden told an audience that the Nixon-era resurgence of Republicans in the South was a good thing,” Grim writes:

“I think the two-party system,” he said, “although my Democratic colleagues won’t like my saying this, is good for the South and good for the Negro, good for the black in the South. Other than the fact that [southern Senators] still call me boy, I think they’ve changed their mind a little bit.”

School busing in the 1970s

In the 1970s, some of the northern states decided to implement a policy whereby minority students were bused into white majority schools miles away. In exchange, white students were bused in to minority schools.

It was a difficult — and deeply contentious — conundrum, with equally valid pros and cons on either side of the debate.

The knottiest problems depended on who was supporting what side of the debate.

Those favouring more integration did not want the disadvantage of children enduring one-hour-plus bus rides.

Those opposed to forced busing did not want segregationists’ endorsements. Nor did they want the long bus rides.

The most important objection, though, was that it could have been federally mandated, which was what Joe Biden — rightly, in my opinion — opposed.

It was a highly contentious time in modern American history when both sides wanted an equitable outcome, the objective being to level up and do away with social and educational inequalities.

The subject resurfaced in one of the 2019 Democrat candidate debates. On June 28, 2019, CNN reported a conflict between Biden and Kamala Harris, also running for the Dem nomination, now his running mate:

… he rarely discusses one of the earliest — and most controversial — issues he championed in the Senate: his fight against busing to desegregate schools. His record on the issue was at the center of the most dramatic moment of the Democratic presidential debate on Thursday, when Sen. Kamala Harris confronted him about his position, and how it impacted a little girl in California.

“That little girl was me,” Harris said. “So I will tell you that on this subject, it cannot be an intellectual debate among Democrats. We have to take it seriously. We have to act swiftly.”

When pushed by Harris on whether he was wrong to oppose busing, Biden shot back, “I did not oppose busing in America. What I opposed is busing ordered by the Department of Education, that’s what I opposed.”

Biden opposed busing more than four decades ago as a battle raged across the country — and in Congress — over sending white students to majority-black schools and black students to majority-white schools often far away from their own neighborhoods. Biden forcefully opposed the government’s role in trying to integrate schools, saying he favored desegregation, but believed busing did not achieve equal opportunity.

In a series of never-before-published letters from Biden, which were reviewed by CNN, the strength of his opposition to busing comes into sharper focus, particularly how he followed the lead of — and sought support from — some of the Senate’s most fervent segregationists.

“My bill strikes at the heart of the injustice of court-ordered busing. It prohibits the federal courts from disrupting our educational system in the name of the constitution where there is no evidence that the governmental officials intended to discriminate,” Biden wrote to fellow senators on March 25, 1977. “I believe there is a growing sentiment in the Congress to curb unnecessary busing.”

Biden, who at the time was 34 and serving his first term in the Senate, repeatedly asked for — and received — the support of Sen. James Eastland, a Mississippi Democrat and chairman of the Judiciary Committee and a leading symbol of Southern resistance to desegregation. Eastland frequently spoke of blacks as “an inferior race.”

“Dear Mr. Chairman,” Biden wrote on June 30, 1977. “I want you to know that I very much appreciate your help during this week’s committee meeting in attempting to bring my anti-busing legislation to a vote.”

I thought that busing had been abolished decades ago, but apparently not, at least in Delaware:

Paying reparations

Despite what Biden says today, this is what he had to say about paying reparations in 1975:

Lying about participating in civil rights marches

In 1987, in an unsuccessful bid for the presidential nomination, Biden claimed to have participated in civil rights marches.

In 2019, Breitbart reported on a New York Times story uncovering the untruth:

The New York Times‘ Matt Flegenheimer, in a Monday report, resurfaced the 1987 lie by Biden before an audience in New Hampshire, where he was campaigning for the Democrat nomination for president for the first time in his long political career.

“When I marched in the civil rights movement, I did not march with a 12-point program,” Biden said in New Hampshire in February 1987, according to the Times. “I marched with tens of thousands of others to change attitudes. And we changed attitudes”

And when Biden made that false claim that he had marched in the Civil Rights Movement when in fact he had not done any such marching, his aides cringed, per the Times’ Flegenheimer.

“More than once, advisers had gently reminded Mr. Biden of the problem with this formulation: He had not actually marched during the civil rights movement,” Flegenheimer wrote. “And more than once, Mr. Biden assured them he understood — and kept telling the story anyway.”

A few months later, in September 1987, Flegenheimer writes that Biden’s lies and “recklessness as a candidate” had finally “caught up with him.”

He was accused of plagiarizing in campaign speeches,” Flegenheimer wrote. “He had inflated his academic record. Reporters began calling out his exaggerated youth activism.”

On Capitol Hill, Flegenheimer writes, Biden called a “stop-the-bleeding news conference” at which he “vowed that day to fight on.”

“I’ve done some dumb things,” Biden said at that presser. “And I’ll do dumb things again.”

Despite his vow to fight through the mess and keep campaigning for the Democrat nomination for president, Flegenheimer writes, Biden “quit the race within a week.”

Praising segregationist senators

In 1988, he praised the segregationist US Senator John Stennis of Mississippi:

In 1997, he gave a speech lauding Strom Thurmond:

More recent quotes — equally terrible

One wonders if the Democrats were reluctant for Joe to run based on the following comments he made about Indians, Obama and blacks between 2006 and 2012, while having a go at President Trump in 2018:

This one is from 2019:

President Trump rightly called him out on the remark:

Biden says segregationists easier to work with

In case anyone thinks all the above is old news, on June 19, 2019, Biden defended segregationist senators in a campaign speech and said they were easier to work with. Wow.

CNN had the story. I’ve inserted an explanatory note:

Former Vice President Joe Biden pointed Tuesday evening to two segregationist senators as examples of colleagues he could work with during an era where “at least there was some civility” in the Senate …

During a fundraising event in New York, the Democratic presidential candidate recounted being a member of the Senate in the 1970s with southern Democrats who opposed civil rights and desegregation. He specifically named Mississippi Sen. James Eastland [see section on school busing above] and Georgia Sen. Herman Talmadge, who Biden called “one of the meanest guys I ever knew.”

“I was in a caucus with James O. Eastland. He never called me ‘boy,’ he always called me ‘son,’ ” Biden told donors.

“Well guess what? At least there was some civility. We got things done,” Biden said. “We didn’t agree on much of anything. We got things done. We got it finished.”

“But today, you look at the other side and you’re the enemy. Not the opposition, the enemy. We don’t talk to each other anymore,” he said.

Biden’s remarks drew sharp rebukes on Wednesday morning from his rivals for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Regardless of Biden’s talk about ‘the other side’, those men were also Democrats:

Sen. Cory Booker, one of his rivals, demanded an apology for Biden’s praise of segregationists:

Campaign aides gave up:

Tells black man he ‘isn’t black’

Earlier this year, black Americans rightly took issue when Biden insulted a black voter. No doubt the man is now a Trump supporter.

Here are a few reactions:

Biden did not apologise:

Plagiarised climate change plan

Just as Biden plagiarised his speeches in 1987 (see above), he also plagiarised his 2020 climate change plan:

Trump on Biden

Here’s President Trump on Joe Biden:

Closing thought

How can anyone vote for a candidate who says this?

Or this?

Or this?

It is hard to understand why someone who had a political career spanning four decades — from the Senate to the White House — could not have effected the change of which he speaks on the campaign trail. He had his chance and did nothing. Why would he change the habits of a lifetime should he be elected?

This is the truth of the matter — should Joe win, he will not be leading the country:

Let’s hope that Joe Biden has many pleasant days ahead in Delaware — away from politics.

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