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The Pathetic Joe Biden

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 6/7/2019 5:21:23 AM

I suppose the headline for this entry might need to become a regular Power Line series between now and election day. It was as predictable as the sunrise that Biden’s long-time support of the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal funding for elective abortion, would crumple under pressure from the Abortion Absolutists who now control Democratic Party dogma. I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised that he crumpled so quickly. Get used to this. But I suppose that when you’re as wrinkled up as Joe is now, it is less noticeable when he crumples up under political pressure. David Harsanyi has a terrific Twitter compilation of Biden’s long-record

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 6/7/2019 6:03:30 AM (No. 92452)
Whichever way the wind blows, Joe.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: RCFLyer98 6/7/2019 6:22:47 AM (No. 92457)
Whatever gets me a vote, eh Joe? As long as I can stay in office, I'll do whatever it takes, is that correct, Joe?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: F15 Gork 6/7/2019 6:50:59 AM (No. 92479)
I hope Creepy Joe lives long enough to debate PDJT - he will wish he had climbed into a chipper shredder instead.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: udanja99 6/7/2019 6:57:36 AM (No. 92484)
I’m not in the habit of correcting the staff here, but I have to say that Joe has NEVER been a viable candidate. On his own running for president, he never received more than 8% of the vote in any primary. He had to attach himself to the “Magic Negro” or go home.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: dirtyjersey 6/7/2019 6:58:19 AM (No. 92485)
This guy is a mess. Fun to watch his lose his 3rd presidential bid.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pepper Tree 6/7/2019 7:04:29 AM (No. 92492)
The good part will be when Biden is asked to somehow explain his conversion, his evolving position, the getting his mind right on the issue of taxpayer funded abortions. “C’mom, man (or sweetie), things change. We have to be willing to progress, to move forward.” Joe’s staff will think of something hollow and meaningless like that for him to memorize and repeat.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 6/7/2019 7:36:25 AM (No. 92522)
Joe is fishing for Leftist voters but as he moves to catch them he is going to find he has lost the people he needs to win the general election. The simple reality is that the Left does not represent America, no matter how much noise they make. The Left DOES own around half of dem voters, the energy of the party, and a lot of its funding. Dems are in a catch 22. The only candidate that can win their primary is probably a Leftist. The only candidate that can win the general election is NOT a Leftist. One truth is probably certain. Their primary winner will be disingenuous at best and probably a liar. They will either be a Leftist pretending to be centrist or a semi centrist pretending to be a Leftist.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: mobyclik 6/7/2019 8:07:13 AM (No. 92549)
And just think, he's the Rats BEST candidate! How bad is that?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Newtsche 6/7/2019 8:22:27 AM (No. 92563)
Biden comes across as a caricature of a politician, his shtick is so transparent and insulting. What kind of person could vote for such a buffoon? Well, despite his embarrassing reality, he's a shameless and effective demagogue, getting things done with lies and his inherent meanness.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: bpl40 6/7/2019 8:27:05 AM (No. 92567)
#9 is right. Creepy Uncle Joe is straight out of Central Casting. But ..he is ahead of trump by 4 points in TEXAS - of all the places. OK it is a Quinnipiac poll. But Texas? What gives??
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 6/7/2019 8:41:13 AM (No. 92581)
Bite Me is as Bite Me does.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Namma 6/7/2019 9:02:45 AM (No. 92595)
So creep joe says “come on man” and the media accepts that Do you remember why hussien picked Biden for his VP. Because he was hussien’s insurance from being thrown out of office. Everyone knew that. Except ole creepy joe
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Reply 13 - Posted by: NorthernDog 6/7/2019 9:36:18 AM (No. 92632)
Joe is awfully easy to roll. By the time the primaries start he'll be a full-blown Black Panther and Communist.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Arby 6/7/2019 11:10:37 AM (No. 92705)
Let's be honest. Joe is a political hack who has been running for president since the dawn of time. He is consistently wrong on the issues, plagiarizes other politicians, had weird hair plugs installed and looks like he has had some bad eye work. Compared with Trump he looks like he's 80 while Trump looks like he's 60. His son's dealings with China are almost surely dirty. Joe's principal accomplishment has been to scuttle Judge Bork and be a part of either the worst or second-worst administration in history. If this is the leader of the dims' pack, God help the republic.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 6/7/2019 11:16:15 AM (No. 92710)
Which ever way the wind blows. So true. Joe doesn't stand for anything. Not much motivates him except his more baser instincts. Hence Joe sniffing women's hair. He's also a plagiarizer. Since he doesn't stand for anything, he has no words, and has to steal from others. The people behind the Democrats want hardcore committed lefties. That's not Joe. In comparison, Obama was a true believer. Always wondered why Obama selected Biden for VP. Since Biden never stood for anything, he would go along with whatever Obama did. No danger of disagreements. No danger of differences on policies since Biden doesn't really care. All that remained are personal scandals, but they would never reach to Obama. If Biden got caught, they could be ignored by the media. Waffling on the Hyde amendment shows Joe is weak as well as slow. Biden's run for President may well be over, but he was always a weak candidate. He never performed well on the national stage. He did well in Delaware, but that is probably because of local contacts more than anything.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Luckyx3 6/7/2019 11:55:04 AM (No. 92743)
gropey joe will sabotage his own campaign
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Reply 17 - Posted by: 49 Ford 6/7/2019 11:58:40 AM (No. 92746)
Peel away all the aggressive braggadocio and you'll see that the Dems are desperate. They KNOW that none of the other klownkar acts has a chance against Trump, and so they reflexively looked to Biden as some sort of Elder Statesman. And of course the botoxed empty suit exposes his true nature at every turn. The red meat, frothing at the mouth Dems will not be even remotely satisfied with Biden, but they also know they have no realistic alternative. We may have some good times ahead - Lord knows we've earned 'em.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Wary American 6/7/2019 2:27:23 PM (No. 92830)
The only way Lyin Biden gets 'elected' is the same way Clitton got the democrat nomination: STOLE IT.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Maggie2u 6/7/2019 7:59:43 PM (No. 93029)
Have you noticed that every single demonrat is now for undoing settled law? Guess that means anyone who is nominated for the Supreme Court can't be accused of 'undoing settled law' when it comes to overturning Roe v Wade.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: StormCnter 6/8/2019 6:02:25 AM (No. 93201)
#10, to my Texan dismay, Hillary Clinton came closer to the GOP presidential candidate in Texas than anyone in 20 years. She still missed by 800,000 votes, but it was too close for this state's voters to get comfortable.
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