You're Really, Really Excited About Joe Biden – No, Really
January 1, 2019 at 2:53 AM - Views: 64 #7076eridaniParticipant
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Biden has a consistent track record as a presidential candidate: he doesn’t win, not even the Democratic nomination. Biden ran in 1988 and lost to Bill Clinton. That bid was complicated by an admission he was forced to make that he had plagiarized British Labor party leader Neil Kinnock in a 1988 campaign speech. However, the Washington Post cited a pattern of plagiarism on Biden’s part.
In 2008, he lost to a man he described as “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.” That’s not going away, folks.
Biden, who is staunchly defensive of the nation’s police, even in face of killings by police that continue at a pace of more than 1,000 a year, still can’t admit that a problem exists.
But Biden’s role as Senate Judiciary Committee chairman during the 1991 Senate confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas may prove the most problematic of all in the #MeToo era. His demeanor in shepherding Thomas’s nomination through the committee differed little in style or substance from that of the Republicans who validated Brett Kavanaugh. Biden was at once respectful of Hill and patronizing, considerate but unmoved. In the end, the Judiciary Committee was deadlocked 7-7 on the nomination. Biden voted against Thomas, but joined an almost unanimous vote to advance the nomination to the full Senate, where despite a solid Democratic majority Thomas was confirmed and is still with us today.
Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction
January 1, 2019 at 7:36 AM #7101djean111Participant
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January 9, 2019 at 3:44 PM #10339
January 1, 2019 at 1:01 PM #7185HassleCatParticipant
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As soon as I finish my coffee, I’m going to jump right up and toast a bagel.
January 9, 2019 at 2:04 PM #10291CascadianceParticipant
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People like me are also near bankruptcy too this year. We need pols that help average Americans regain their lost wealth that neoliberals and Republicans owned by CORPORATE THIEVERY OLIGARCHIES have $TOLEN from them over the last decade or so, when raising housing prices 20% in the last five years (I can DOCUMENT this happening when having to pay that much more as AVERAGE rent from when I last moved five years ago), and salaries, etc. not even close to gaining ground that much if gaining at all. We need to free today’s debt slaves in America!
Biden is definitely NOT the answer for this. His track record on the bankruptcy bill, etc. PROVES he is not!
January 1, 2019 at 4:23 PM #7246
January 1, 2019 at 8:08 PM #7362Cold Mountain TrailParticipant
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*forever* for their student loans…
that should kill most of the youth vote
what are his positives?
January 9, 2019 at 2:47 PM #10306bazukhovParticipant
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Or, stale bread.
Other than that he’s just another ambitious politician searching for votes.
Tell me, great captain, how do the angels sleep when the devil leaves his porch light on? Tom Waites
January 9, 2019 at 3:02 PM #10313Average GazooParticipant
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AND he adopted a dog in front of the press… It’s not like he is phony, bumbling, B-List Neo Liberal.
Or is it?
Correction: He did not give money. Lobbyist Paul Equale who was Biden’s “candid” photographer for the stunt blew it by giving details of the set-up:
“I’m not exactly sure what he gave the homeless man, but he appeared to write something down on a piece of paper inside the movie theater, which he then proceeded to give the homeless man outside,” he said.
“a thousand points of light” ?
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