Joe Biden

Mainstream Media Silent on Serious Biden Sexual Assault Allegation

Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times

1993 is when then Biden staffer Tara Reade says the senator assaulted her in a less-traveled location in either the Russell office building or the Capitol itself. What interests me here is the practically total silence of the media on this scandal that could sink a candidacy. Who can doubt that if this were about Trump, the accusation would have been around the world and back in fifteen minutes, probably less? And not just in red at the top of the click-hungry Drudge Report, but on CBS, NBC, the New York Times and so forth. What Reade alleges Biden did does not just disqualify you for the presidency. Nowadays, despite having occurred in 1993, it puts you in jail.

Joe Biden is Barack Obama without the fake Greek columns

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

For nearly five decades, Mr. Biden has been one of the great masters of Washington. Yet he is a blubbering disaster unfit for the national stage during a crisis. Unfit, really, for any stage during any time. He is Barack Obama — minus the fake Greek columns. Since the dawn of the Trump Dynasty, Democrats have manufactured ridiculous crisis after ridiculous crisis. Russian hookers peeing on a bed in a Moscow hotel room. Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh a serial gang rapist. Ukraine Kabuki impeachment. These people are fundamentally unserious. Totally untrustworthy. Genetically anti-American. Nothing reveals their unseriousness like an actual, true crisis.

Assault on America, Day 453: Joe Biden’s China syndrome will sink his shaky presidential hopes

There’s lots to complain about China in these difficult times, and as Mark Twain famously said about the weather, no one was doing anything about it. That all changed when Donald Trump ran for and won the presidency, and he’ll continue to hold Chinese leaders accountable for their complicity in the coronavirus pandemic.

Amid virus crisis, Biden, Democrats refine attacks on Trump

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The president's approval rating among Republicans, Gallup says, remains above 90%, while "independents' and Democrats' approval of Trump's performance has increased slightly since earlier this month, tying as the best he has registered to date among each group." It suggests political rivals might want to take care in how they attack him over the virus crisis. Some analysts attribute Trump's polling to a "rally effect" — that is, people instinctively supporting a leader in a moment of threat to the country. No matter what it is, it means that Democrats must search for ways to slam the president without offending those who wish him success.

Possibility of Cuomo Nomination by Democrats Rising by the Day

Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times

The likelihood of Donald Trump’s reelection has been rising with public approval of his handling of the CCP virus crisis hovering around 60 percent, a hitherto unheard of number for the controversial president. Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, on the other hand, has done particularly poorly, fumbling his “digital front porch campaign” in a drastic manner as detailed in a WSJ editorial. “Not ready for prime time” is only one cliché that seems to fit the rapidly-aging former vice-president. (If we have learned one thing from the virus, it is that nature can be cruel.) You think this hasn’t been noted by the Democratic powers that be?

Assault on America, Day 450: In COVID-19’s wake, fiscal sanity is demanded, not requested

States have the leeway to set their own guidelines on dealing with the coronavirus conundrum. Sooner or later the nation’s economic health must be given its due consideration, largely because Congress can’t keep assembling multi-trillion-dollar aid packages. The future has arrived and we can’t afford to dismiss it.

Assault on America, Day 449: Arrogant Dems ignored the ‘duty to rescue’ at their own peril

There is a duty to aid citizens when circumstances place them in positions they can’t control and they’ll suffer grave harm if actions aren’t done quickly to rescue them. In most cases help is a common sense call, something Democrats are either too arrogant -- or too selfish -- to understand. Americans are watching closely.

Of time and the Biden

Noemie Emery, Washington Examiner

Biden and aides have closed all their offices and are working from home. Worse still, the great sudden shift in focus and in concentration that occurred in the wake of the crash and the virus has also shattered Biden's stated reason for running. He was supposed to be the sane, civil person, running against a man who at many times seemed to be neither, who broke norms and commandments with gleeful abandon, and whom nothing and no one could shame. Then came the plague, something bigger than Trump. Biden would now have to be not only nicer than Trump, but also more capable of seeming in control without melting down amidst a crisis. Of this there has never been any proof.

Assault on America, Day 448: Has coronavirus forever altered Trump’s approach to politics?

Time and circumstances will reveal whether President Trump’s new, more restrained public persona lasts throughout the coming presidential campaign. Through necessity, politics has been placed on hold until the coronavirus runs its due course, which leaves a lot of folks wondering if we might’ve seen the last of the “old” Trump.

Biden slow to explain why he'd be quicker than Trump in tackling virus

Byron York, Washington Examiner

So what has the man who wants to be the next president, now confident of his path to his party's nomination, done? Not a lot. Biden is "largely out of sight hunkered down in Delaware," the New York Times reported. Biden did give a speech on March 12 to explain what he would do as president to confront the virus. But his plan was not much different from what the Trump administration has already been doing. And why did Biden let so much time pass without offering a comprehensive proposal for dealing with the crisis? Especially since his main criticism of Trump is that the president has not acted swiftly enough? In short, Biden has been slow to explain.

The Cleanup Crew for Biden's Flu Flubs

Tim Graham, CNS News

Every once in a while, the liberal journalists at PolitiFact grant President Trump a rare rating of "Mostly True." Recently, they verified a Trump tweet about Joe Biden: "During the 2009 swine flu outbreak, Biden made reckless comments unsupported by science & the experts. The Obama Admin had to clean up his mess & apologize for his ineptitude." The networks energetically circled the "news" wagons to protect Biden. They helped "clean up his mess." It's worth remembering that the media's coverage of infectious diseases resembles their coverage of every other potentially controversial topic. Verifiable facts are often secondary, and political spin dominates.

Assault on America, Day 447: Don’t let elites use coronavirus as the means to ruin America

There is no simple solution to the dilemma of who should be helped first in the battle against COVID-19. Many need aid and there’s only so much to go around. We should resist the ruling class’s drive to deprive us of our liberties, while being especially vigilant to preserve what made America great in the first place.

Assault on America, Day 446: Three factors that will determine the winner of the 2020 election

The coronavirus panic has forced America into uncharted waters and no one can say for sure where we’re headed. One thing for certain is the crisis will end and people will go on with their lives, perhaps with a new perspective. This year’s election is a long way away, with lots still to talk and argue about.

Biden’s Unpresidential Coronavirus Rhetoric

David Catron, The American Spectator

In a time of national crisis, a campaign must be accomplished without exploiting the emergency and appearing cynically opportunistic. Joe Biden has already committed this fatal blunder, attempting to exploit the outbreak. It’s just not a good look to stand on the outside with no responsibility and criticize the man tasked with solving the problem. The voters see it as cheap partisanship. And if the challenger’s criticisms are based on falsehoods, as are many of Biden’s, he is destined to be seen as a cynical opportunist exploiting a national emergency for personal gain. This is where Joe Biden is today, and it is most emphatically not presidential.

The Mysterious Rise, Fall, and Rise of Joe Biden

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Democrats may have dodged the Sanders socialist bullet and united the party behind Biden, but how will Biden beat Trump? In 2020 we will hear a lot from candidate Biden — but less frequently will we see him in person, speaking to or mixing with crowds. His running mate will be advertised as the future of the Democratic Party, with the subtext of soon becoming president. And the 24/7 message won’t be collusion or impeachment, but the coronavirus. There are problems with all of these strategies. But for now, the Democratic Party has gone from ruin in late February to hope in late March — even as gaffe-prone Joe Biden just stayed the same all along.

Joe Biden the Absolutely Wrong Person to Deal With China

Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times

Intellectual property is at the heart of every aspect of the modern world from Hollywood movies to the contents of a Huawei cellphone. Intellectual property is everything. Joe Biden has a questionable relationship to intellectual property (and the law) for a simple reason. He’s a plagiarist—not once but several times. Plagiarism is not mere braggadocio, the tooting of your own horn that is the root of so much political lying. It is a form of theft. (In Biden’s case, it has overtones of the pathological.) It indicates an, at best, casual attitude about the intellectual property of others. It is stealing other people’s work, shoplifting from their brain.

Assault on America, Day 443: Bernie will never be POTUS and neither will dopey Joe Biden

My grandfather was (almost) right that there are no sure things in life, but we know for certain Bernie Sanders won’t be president -- and that Joe Biden will struggle to maintain a viable public presence headed into the fall campaign. With COVID-19 raging for the near term, all bets are off. Who could be more sure of anything?

Assault on America, Day 442: COVID-19 vaults illegal immigration to the top of 2020 debate

With the Democrats’ primary race ending and the presidential election approaching, Americans will now begin focusing less on personalities and electability and more on the candidates’ issue positions. Joe Biden won’t win many converts by promising to go easy on illegal aliens and vastly curtailing energy exploration. It just makes Trump’s job easier.

Joe Biden: A 'centrist' moves further left

Byron York, Washington Examiner

It's indisputable how the Democratic Party has moved left in recent years. Now, the party is about to choose a standard-bearer, in the person of former Vice President Joe Biden, and what has become clear is that Biden has not only shifted left with his party over the years, he has taken significant leftward steps in recent weeks. Is Biden undergoing some sort of late-in-life reassessment of his beliefs? Perhaps, but it appears more likely his shifts came for baldly political reasons. Biden's positions on three big issues changed virtually overnight to fit the political requirements of the late stages of the 2020 Democratic primary. And all involved a move to the left.

'Grumpy Old Men' Part Two

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

The most mind-boggling part of the whole debate performance was trying to wrap your mind around the idea that one of these two old coots will actually wind up being the Democrat nominee. But as of Sunday night, they were America’s only choice. Here you have two men with 155 years of combined accumulated wisdom here on planet Earth. Together, they have served in Washington a combined 76 years. And they are squabbling like a couple of schoolchildren about irrelevant nonsense on the playground. When you try to take them seriously and consider their actual records and the issues they have devoted their most to during their decades in Washington, things get even bleaker.