Joe Biden

Biden losing momentum by playing prevent defense

Michael McKenna, Washington Times

Despite everything that has happened in the last six months, Biden has been unable to put away the president. Team Biden has been playing prevent defense for five months now, hiding the candidate and hoping he can hold off Trump for just another 80 days. The problem with that is by allowing Trump to hang around, Biden has placed himself in a position in which the slightest mistake or hiccup on his part, or the slightest bit of good news for the president — a vaccine? unexpected economic good news? — may touch off a surge, even a modest one, for the president that may be dispositive.

Assault on America, Day 587: Americans must realize we deserve a lot better than Joe Biden

It doesn’t take a 19th century French philosopher to suggest that Americans should consider the whole picture this November when they head to the voting booth to choose between Republicans and Democrats. Liberal party members and the media would prefer to make it all about Trump, but somewhere along the line, folks must realize there’s a lot more to it.

Assault on America, Day 586: How will Dems spin double-digit GDP growth in the third quarter?

With the party conventions set to take place in the next two weeks, Americans are enjoying the last bit of calm before the political storm. With Joe Biden announcing his running mate and forecasts of economic improvements by Election Day, we gather that the rhetorical battle is just about to commence. Grab your helmet and hit the fox hole, it will be nasty.

Biden's Game Plan: Take No Risks & Run Out the Clock

Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News

Trump must convince the country that not only is he the right man to manage America's way out of the health crisis, economic crisis and racial crisis that were none of his doing, but that Biden has lost the physical rigor and mental capacity to cope with the triple crisis. And the best, and perhaps last, place to do that is in the debates. The left understands this, which is why we suddenly see media suggestions that Biden should cancel the debates. A terrified left wants Joe Biden to coast to victory, and many on that side share a belief that this may be the only way he gets there.

The Shadow of Dukakis Looms Over Biden

David Catron, The American Spectator

Are Biden and Dukakis really comparable? Most members of the political class would probably say, “No.” Yet the liabilities of the former in 2020 involve the same issues that dogged the latter in 1988 — mental fitness to handle the duties of the presidency, difficulty connecting with the minority voters without whose support he can’t win, and the willingness to brand any opponent a racist who dares to bring up “law and order.” A few weeks ago, Biden led Trump by double digits in the RealClearPolitics average of general election polls. As of last Thursday, his lead is at 6.4 and falling.

Biden Owes It to America and Himself to Take a Cognitive Test

Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times

It should be obvious. I don’t believe Joe Biden is mentally competent to be the leader of the free world. The thought of him negotiating with Xi Jinping or his successor more than makes me cringe. It fills me with dread for our future. But I could be wrong. It wouldn’t be the first time—or the fifth. The way to put this to rest and reassure us (I’m pretty certain “us” also includes leaders around the world, notably the allies he constantly references) would be for him to pass a mental competency test. He wouldn’t even need the thirty out of thirty that Trump got, just a decent grade.

The Man Who Wasn’t There

Roger Kimball, American Greatness

Joe Biden is toast. Already the polls, rigged though most of them are, are tightening. Trump is calmly stealing the Democrats’ thunder, issuing executive orders on everything from payroll tax cuts to instituting a moratorium on evictions. Coronavirus hysteria has, at least for now, prevented the president from deploying his biggest vote-getter, the huge rally. But he has adapted and is outflanking poor Biden on every front. The curious thing is that the Democrats do not seem to have twigged to this reality. They look straight ahead but cannot see what is staring them in the face.

That Creepy Old Weirdo In The Basement Will Never Debate Trump

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

There’s going to be some lame excuse for why he won’t debate. Maybe Biden and the rest will try to impose ridiculous conditions on the debate, like “Trump cannot speak” or “Trump must be fact-checked in real time during the debate by a panel of neutral, objective truth tellers from MSNBCNN, the WaPo and the NYT.” Maybe they will just announce that Biden refuses to share a stage with the President because to do so “will serve to normalize his racism, sexism, transphobia, Islamophobia, cisgender normativity, and more racism.” Trump will spend October tweaking Hidin’ Biden on Twitter.

Leading the donkey by the tail

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

For Democrats, the era of American Exceptionalism is over. The fear-mongering and demagoguery are enough to choke a mule. At least it would choke the mule that symbolized the old Democrat Party. Even the Democrat Party of just a few elections ago. These people today? They have gone plumb mad. The patients have taken siege of the asylum. It is literally impossible to take these people seriously. You would not trust them to change a flat tire on your bicycle, let alone run the government. Poor Joe Biden today. He is either too dumb or too out of it to realize what his party has become.

With his veep choice, Biden must face the odds

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

The 2016 election, with nominees age 70 and 69, elevated the actuarial odds of a vice president succeeding to the presidency to the highest level in history. This year, the R and D nominees turn 74 and 78, and the actuarial odds are accordingly grimmer.Joe Biden, who has abundant experience (36 years in the Senate and eight as vice president) and is said to be wary of an ambitious vice president, may be tempted to name someone with little or no experience. Balancing the ticket that way wouldn’t be unprecedented, but it might be unnerving to voters with a sense of the actuarial odds.

Adam Laxalt On Nevada Democrats’ Election Theft Scheme

Our friend Morning in Nevada PAC President Adam Laxalt has alerted us to the details of the “election reform” measure Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and the Democrat-controlled legislature rushed through in an emergency special session — on a party-line vote. Especially troubling is the way it will leave Nevada’s elections susceptible to rampant fraud this November, thanks to its radical embrace of universal mail-in voting as well as California-style “ballot harvesting.”

David Franke: Socrates, Galileo, and Today’s Covid-19 Authorities

At every turn, we are admonished to accept the dictates of the Authorities regarding the Covid-19 epidemic. It can be intimidating to fight back when their official wisdom consumes every pixel of the Washington Post and the New York Times, of CNN and MSNBC and all the rest.  All the more important, then, to put our current Authorities into historical context.  We need to remind ourselves how the Authorities and Wise Men of any era can easily become the fools and villains of history.

Assault on America, Day 583: Carl Bernstein & the Trump coup that never was nor ever will be

Joe Biden can run from presidential debates, but he can’t hide from his record. President Trump’s detractors can hope he’ll just leave quietly before this fall’s election, but they’re plain crazy. Eventually the truth comes out, and here’s thinking Trump will emerge as the more credible candidate. And it won’t even be close.

The 'debate about the debates' was created by Democrats

Joseph Curl, Washington Times

There’s a debate raging right now about the presidential debates: Will they happen this time around? Without further ado: The debates will happen. They always have. They will this time, too. But that’s never the point in the silly city that is Washington, D.C. What’s important is the kabuki theater that underlies every issue. It’s not the doing, it’s the talking. And talking. And talking. Facts don’t matter, everything becomes a debate about the debate. So now there’s literally a debate about the debates. It’s been liberals pushing against the idea that Biden should show up for the debates.

Joe Biden’s basement strategy will backfire

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

The Biden campaign and the entire Democratic establishment are prepared to foist an impaired man into the Oval Office, uncertain that he can fulfill his duties. Trump Derangement Syndrome has done some strange things to people, but this one takes the cake. In reality, if it became widely understood among independent voters that the insiders wanted Biden to skip the debates because they knew he wasn’t up to them, that would almost certainly lead to a Trump victory. Why would anyone who isn’t mad with Trump hatred vote for an opponent whose most intimate associates know he can’t do the job?

Assault on America, Day 582: Hey Joe Biden, your VP search Ain’t No Way to Treat a Lady

“Unity” is a fleeting concept in today’s America and it doesn’t seem likely folks will be brought together when Grampa Joe Biden’s running mate is announced, the filibuster is done away with or the media keeps up with its all-hate-all-the-time coverage of President Trump. Our country is in crisis and a lot of bad actors are making it worse.

Assault on America, Day 581: What do Dems and flag-snubbing NBA players have in common?

Professional athletes and Democrat congressmen and women behaving badly seems to be commonplace these days. It’s almost like they’re trying to get folks riled up rather than providing entertainment and good governance. They couldn’t do worse if they tried… or maybe the insults are the latest salvos in a greater war to destroy what remains of American culture.

Assault on America, Day 580: Trump is right, national mail-in balloting would be a disaster

President Trump opened a can of worms last week when he tweeted that the election could be postponed until after the COVID-19 national panic subsides. Democrats will use the occasion to step up their calls for mail-in balloting, a tragic national disaster waiting to happen if it comes down to it. Republicans had better step up.

Read the Fine Print to Know What a Biden Presidency Brings

Roger Kimball, The Epoch Times

Even if Joe Biden wins, it will not be he who governs. On every contentious issue—immigration, defense spending, regulation, education, healthcare, taxes, housing policy, student debt—the Democratic platform calls for a huge increase in government intrusiveness and consequent loss of individual freedom. Naturally, the truly radical nature of this platform is somewhat concealed by bureaucratese and a clever deployment of uplifting abstractions. Elie Wiesel was asked what his experience of the Holocaust taught him. “When people say they want to kill you,” he said, “believe them.” Good advice.

Cancel the debates? Really?

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Simply put, some Democrats do not want debates because they do not think Biden will win them. The former vice president did not do particularly well in the Democratic primary debates. Still, Biden did not dodge those debates; he took part in 11 high-pressure faceoffs between June 2019 and March 2020. Even though he was shaky at times, there's no reason he should not take the stage with Trump. And even if he were not up to the job, Biden is the Democratic nominee, and the Democratic nominee will have to debate the Republican nominee. The real issue is Biden is doing very well in the polls.