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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Biden crashes, Amy rises

Who launched the Ukraine scandal? It was a brilliant piece of passive-aggressiveness that while appearing to be another attack on President Donald John Trump, ultimately is the latest attempt to bring Joe Biden down.

The narrative is that President Trump asked Ukraine's president-elect to investigate Hunter Biden's crooked wheeling and dealing.

The press was outraged that a president would interfere like this.

But readers said, hey, wait a minute. Didn't Joe Biden do something worse as vice president?

Indeed, last year, Biden bragged, "I remember going over (to Ukraine), convincing our team … that we should be providing for loan guarantees. … And I was supposed to announce that there was another billion-dollar loan guarantee. And I had gotten a commitment from (then Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko) and from (then-Prime Minister Arseniy) Yatsenyuk that they would take action against the state prosecutor (Shokin). And they didn’t…

"They were walking out to a press conference. I said, nah … we’re not going to give you the billion dollars. They said, ‘You have no authority. You’re not the president.’ … I said, call him. I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. I said, you’re not getting the billion. … I looked at them and said, ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.’ Well, son of a bitch. He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time."

To protect his son from going to prison for corruption, Biden withheld a billion bucks in aid.

Obama approved this. Why do you think he sent Biden instead of going there himself?

Biden is problematic for Democrats. He is about as presidential as a rock and almost as smart, but he appeals to two important voting blocs in the Democrat Party: black voters and moderates -- and by moderates, I mean old white people.

The Squad may be happy to dump the latter but elections are simple addition and subtraction. Democrats still need white votes. Hillary got 37% of the white vote in 2016 and lost.

Democrats need to replace Biden with someone you can present in public without wincing.

Josh Kraushaar of the National Journal proposed Amy Klobuchar, the senator from Minnesota. Given that she launched her anti-global warming presidential campaign outdoors in a blizzard, we know she is Biden's intellectual equal.

Kraushaar wrote, "The reality is that just 9% of Democratic voters have made up their minds, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, and many others have paid only scant attention to the primary campaign in the first place. Not every voter is a political junkie."

That's true. Four years ago I was just beginning to support Donald John Trump.

Of Klobuchar, Kraushaar wrote, "The Minnesotan cuts a compelling general-election profile for the party. She was an accomplished prosecutor before comfortably winning three Senate races with broad, bipartisan support. She dominated in the suburbs while running competitively with Trump voters in the rural north — an electoral track record that contrasts favorably to Biden, who rarely faced competitive races during his time as a senator from Delaware. That’s the formula for electability: Dominate in the suburban battlegrounds while cutting Democratic losses in Trump country."

He concluded that "if Biden is as shaky a front-runner as some Democrats believe, Klobuchar would be well positioned to pick up much of his support. And with Democrats emphasizing electability above many other political attributes, Klobuchar would be a much safer choice to challenge Trump than the progressive alternatives."

Klobuchar as the nominee or running mate could appeal to white fuddy duddies, but what is her appeal to black voters? That was the problem Hillary had in 2016. Well, one of the problems.

We shall see how this plays out. But we do know that someone tried to kneecap Biden, and Klobuchar seems to be the chief beneficiary of a Biden departure from the race.


  1. Well, for now.

    As you noted, she hasn't made any real impression on people.

    Then again, some Lefties are holding out hope the Beast will want a rematch.

    1. I don't want to eat my salads with a comb!


  2. Klobuchar is at 1.6%,

    Sounds like Kraushaar was looking for filler, Nd wrote this nothing burger.

    It takes a lot of money and press to get the nomination, and I just don’t see the backing for her.

    For the Dem nomination the black female vote is key, and Biden still has that.

    My bet is Warren will get the nomination.

    2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination real clear politic polls

  3. John Kerry's presidential campaign was deader than dead at this point in 2004. But the Democrat party establishment wanted him over the unpredicatable, uncontrollable Howard Dean and John Edwards. And, in the Democrat Party, and in 2004, what the establishment wanted it got and in 2004 that was John Kerry as the Democrat nominee.

    We now know that as of 2016, at least amongst the Republicans, the Party Establishment no longer gets its way. Do they still get their way amongst Democrats? I still think that the Dem establishment wants Kamala Harris since she is under their thumb, especially the tech oligarchs, and she checks the most intersectionality boxes (well, at least until Vegan Spartacus publicly acknowledges that he has more in common with Mayor Buttigieg over and above the fact that they're Democrats running for president).

    Kamala Harris may be as stiff as John Kerry, but she is less pompous. I still think the media is anxiously waiting to write a "miracle comeback" story about Harris. If Kamala Harris has enough Silicon Valley cash to be the last non-Lizzie Warren standing, she will be the nominee.

    The Kamala Harris campaign is not dead. It is, however, pining for the fjords.

  4. Seems like the media wants the screeching squaw. Joe could bow out with his millions and back Warren. I think Joe is toast either way.

  5. the central swamp always gets it way, from Humphrey in 68 over mccarthy, to hillary over Bernie in 16.

    as their lawyers stated in an Ohio court over the Bernie ripoff, we are a private organisation we can do what we want. the rest is bread and circus.

  6. Amy has been about as exciting to her voter base as wheat toast soaking in a soy latte... two days later.

    The support will go to whomever the real powers decide can take the fight to Trump and limit his ability to punch back. They are hellbent on a woman, even with the disaster that was Hillary.

    This Biden story isn't new. It's been around a while now, and resurfaced again about a month after he made his "big decision". It died a quick death thanks to the Propaganda wing of the DNC killing it as soon as it could. That was a warning shot to Biden, but Creepy Sleepy Joe lacked the intellect to see it. He thought it was clearing the past crimes so he would run away with the nomination.

    Biden has had a number of stories come out, none favoring to him, and this is the one meant to give him the choice of bowing out of public life to enjoy his ill gotten wealth. He is just too stupid to see the writing on the wall. He thinks it's some crazy art work and not the epitaph for his career.

    Warren is seen as tough, Harris has too much baggage and has a major problem with black voters. Warren as usual, gets cover for her cultural appropriation and how it gave her a lot of opportunities because she claimed minority status.

    Trump will have no problem hitting back at Warren, and she isn't all that bright despite (or maybe because of) her being an overpaid professor at an over rated school. She is not likeable, not even her home town area favors her in this clown car race for the nomination. But she ticks off the gender box. Bernie and Biden are two fossils who come off as very old, nearly senile, and one is only a Democrat member to run for president.

    Booker looks half insane, and with his imaginary friend, likely is.

    Harris is probably the choice of Duh One, well, other than Mayor Pete - but for different reasons. Harris has been tanking. So I see it as Warren by default.

  7. The two best Powerliners - Hinderaker & Johnson - love in Minnesota. They say Klobuchar is a radical masquerading as a moderate. And she is as empty a suit as most of the other democrat/communists in the race.

  8. I think it will be Screechahontas and Harris. Screech because she is determined to feed us our daily dose of castor oil whether we need it or not (and she owns the castor bean farms) and Harris as the color commentator. The black vote turnout will be even worse than in 2016 and far more in favor of Trump. Fraud is the democratic hope for victory.


  9. It seems like the press and the DNC are in a pickle as their latest smear needs too much unflattering explanation to make any sense. They are claiming Trump was pressuring the Ukraine govt into REOPENING of an INVESTIGATION of JOE BIDEN's SON. That raises more questions than it answers. The common reaction of non political junkies is "What? Biden's son was being investigated? What for? Bribes? How does this involve Trump?" It was a much better smear when they could simply claim "Collusion COLLUSION!!!" and stay away from details or back ground.

  10. Boy.

    You guys fail to understand the intricate scheming mentality of the democrat beast mind.

    It's gonna be Mittens/Maxine!!!


    Book it!!!

    Mittens' magical cod piece and Maxine's mystical maxipad!!!!

    Salt & Pepper!!!

    With Maxine as Mittens' insurance, and Maxine's craving to inpeach, she pounces on this opportunity like mold on white bread!!!

    And Mittens, brilliant shining star he is, sees the opportunity to shake things up, swoop in and take over to be simply irresistable!!!

    Book it!!!

  11. I voted for Trump and I plan to again. But if Tulsi Gabbard miraculously gets the nomination, it will be a very tough choice.

    1. You must be kidding.

    2. For bobbywhatzit, it would be a "tough choice".

      By the time

      He got to Tulsi

      He was rising

      Scattered thoughts were bobbling swiftly in his sack

      By the time

      He got to Tulsi

      Not surprising

      All his thoughts were laser focused on her rack

      By the time

      He grabbed a kleenex

      He was late, as is he style

      Still too stuck

      In self made muck

      To pay attention

      To her guile

      Just that rack

      Calls to his sack

      To which the bobbiywhatzit smiles

      By the time he gets to Tulsi

      He'll be sighing.....