Joe Biden might think his biggest enemy is Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders, but as always, it’s actually his own mouth. Here he is undercutting his own #1 argument for the nomination, his unique “electability,” by claiming that anyone with a “(D)” after their name, even Mickey Mouse, could beat Donald Trump.
He must think all of America is like AOC’s Bronx House district. I confess that when I first heard him suggest that Mickey Mouse might be the nominee, I thought he mean Pete Buttigieg would win.
Unfortunately, diarrhea of the mouth has long been a problem for Joe. At the link below, Timothy P. Carney of the Washington Examiner theorizes that “Maybe nobody likes Biden because he’s a jerk.” This accusation dates back long before Joe’s recent bout of insulting primary voters, as Carney reminds us. He even offers some personal examples from his days as a young reporter covering Biden, whom he says would blow off his questions with sarcasm and personal insults. For instance, Carney once asked him a question about illegal immigration, and Biden responded by implying Carney’s parents were illegal immigrants and accusing him of wanting to hang all illegal immigrants.
Personally, I think Joe would make a terrible President, but at least the press conferences would be entertaining, in a “rubbernecking at the traffic accident” kind of way.
Several commenters have asked me to help spread the word about the latest radical bill from House Democrats called the “New Way Forward Act.” This is part of a long Democratic tradition of giving terrible bills innocuous-sounding names, like calling a bill to impose socialism the “Save The Puppies Act.” What the “New Way Forward Act” would actually do is make it virtually impossible to deport anybody, even people who commit the most heinous felony crimes against Americans. Worse (and incredibly), it would allow for previously deported criminals to return to the US at taxpayer expense. Yes, US taxpayers would actually be expected to pay to import dangerous criminals to prey on them.
Forty-four Democrats, including AOC and Ilhan Omar, naturally, think this would represent a step “forward” in our immigration policy. As Illinois Rep. Jesus Garcia put it, it would “break the prison-to-deportation pipeline.” Sorry, but I don’t want that pipeline broken. I want it greased so that dangerous criminals will slide back to where they came from even faster.
Mark Twain once said that Congress is America’s only native criminal class, so maybe these Congress members are just looking out for their brethren. Fortunately, there’s little chance of it passing the House, and if it did, zero chance of it passing the Senate and being signed by President Trump. But that’s all the more reason to make sure the Senate and White House never fall into Democratic hands (see “Virginia.”)
Tucker Carlson has been one of the few in the media ringing an alarm over this latest leftist lunacy. At the link is an op-ed by him explaining more about it.
Remember, when Nancy Pelosi responds to accurate criticism that her House has done nothing but obsess over impeachment by claiming they’ve passed hundreds of bills that are gathering dust on Mitch McConnell’s Senate desk, these are the kind of partisan, anti-American, out-of-touch-with-reality nuttery that she’s talking about. It’s enough to make you fall on your knees and thank the Lord for Mitch McConnell’s dusty desk.
Fun Video: An MSNBC correspondent accosts a voter in New Hampshire to find out which Democrat he was voting for. She didn’t get the answer she expected.
Virginia voters: “Hey, let’s let the Democrats have complete power over the state government for a while. What could possibly go wrong?” Answer: tens of thousands of law-abiding gun owners are set to become felons overnight.
And Virginians could lose their say over who gets to be their President.
Reminder to Virginians: the next election is in nine months.
The Instapundit blog is doing a public service by creating regular round-ups of the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. The death toll in China has topped 1100, and one expert warns that the outbreak outside China is “just beginning.” Please pray for the victims and for it to be contained and stopped. Here are the latest headlines about it:
One unexpected side benefit of President Trump’s trade war with China is that many American companies, fearing new tariffs or disruptions, either stocked up on products and supplies from China or found new sources. So while companies in other nations that are dependent on Chinese parts, like Hyundai in South Korea, are forced to shut factories down, the American companies are unaffected.
In a somewhat related story, this recent column by Victor Davis Hanson is a must-read.
He observes that Donald Trump has been roundly scorned, mocked and attacked by the elites for upsetting the conventional “wisdom” on a number of foreign policy issues: confronting China instead of accepting that they are the next inevitable dominant world power; cracking down on Iran instead of trying to appease and bribe our way into the Mullahs’ good graces; demanding that other NATO nations pay their fair share of their own defense instead of sticking US taxpayers with their bills; etc.
Yet Hanson notes that these policies have all been working. Now, the same international elites who scorned and mocked Trump are quietly adopting the same policies. But I imagine it will be a very frigid day in Hades when they give Trump any credit for it.