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Biden goes in search of a bully pulpit

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Posted By: StormCnter, 3/24/2020 1:46:34 PM

Joe Biden doesn’t occupy a political office, isn’t a great orator and is basically stuck in his house. It’s not much of a platform for projecting leadership during the coronavirus crisis. That was laid bare Monday as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee gave his first coronavirus shadow briefing webcast. Biden’s been outgunned by President Donald Trump and outshone by some of the nation’s governors, among them New York’s Andrew Cuomo, whose crisis response efforts are drawing rave reviews.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bpl40 3/24/2020 2:11:25 PM (No. 356544)
Better to keep silent and thought a fool, than open your mouth and remove all doubt. IMO Twain had Dementia Joe in mind.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: tsquare 3/24/2020 2:13:27 PM (No. 356547)
It is sad to watch someone edge out. I say this not as a Biden fan, but as a lover of life, with family and friends that have gone down this road
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Reply 3 - Posted by: VirtuDawg 3/24/2020 2:17:19 PM (No. 356551)
The American people need to see more of this pathetic clown in action, so they can voted accordingly in November.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 3/24/2020 2:35:21 PM (No. 356565)
And all he can find is the bullsh** pulpit.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: bamboozle 3/24/2020 2:45:37 PM (No. 356572)
The old guy is out wandering in the neighborhood again. Somebody put out a silver alert please?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 3/24/2020 2:46:33 PM (No. 356573)
Biden is in search of his brain, which seems to wander in and out. His people teleprompter content in and his wife prompts him when things are over and he has to wave and get off the stage. This is a leader? Joebot may as well be a picture on the wall for all he is capable of.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 3/24/2020 3:11:04 PM (No. 356588)
Like the Tin Man....
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Catherine 3/24/2020 3:20:59 PM (No. 356595)
The democrats thought they had finally stopped Trump and the love affair we are having with this president. His numbers must have gone through the roof. Here they were thinking 'aha' we finally got him. People are dying and their jobs are gone. Instead he took control and is advising us daily where we stand. Van Jones is on the TMZ program right now saying how wrong Trump is, blah blah. They still don't know what or who they are dealing with.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: FunOne 3/24/2020 3:37:22 PM (No. 356605)
Joe managed to get the DNC cabal to kick Bernie to the curb (again). But now that Joe is in the spotlight the DNC kingmakers trealize that Biden is a dreadful candidate to have to support. The only thing he should be a candidate for is Dementia Awareness Poster Boy. So it appears that now Joe is about to be kicked to the curb by the DNC, with the historically corrupt Governor of NewYork appearing to become the new flag bearer for the democrats. Keep the popcorn coming.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: john56 3/24/2020 3:40:39 PM (No. 356606)
Obviously, that "bully pulpit" isn't stashed somewhere in his palatial Delaware mansion.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Luke21 3/24/2020 4:12:49 PM (No. 356627)
That "bully pulpit" crap is always hauled out by the maniac media to apply to their favorite Democrats. Even those who are slobbering and have dementia. This is fantasyland garbage.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rama41 3/24/2020 4:41:53 PM (No. 356641)
You can almost hear Biden's sycophants straining to make him relevant.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: bighambone 3/24/2020 4:47:17 PM (No. 356645)
The Democrat propaganda machine is now telling the American public that Biden is away ahead of Trump in their General Election polling. If that is accurate, why should Biden do anything but sit in his rocker, claim that he and Barack Obama together picked the rambling Andrew Cuomo to be his Vice-President, hope to ride on Cuomo’s back into White House, and then gallop off to some five star Florida rest home, leaving Cuomo in the White House as President. Then the senile Biden can say that he elected Cuomo President with only two votes, his and Barack’s!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: privateer 3/24/2020 4:51:57 PM (No. 356646)
Actually, he was located---lost in the woods---talking to a Jack-in-the-Pulpit. Probably receiving valuable campaign strategy.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: bad-hair 3/24/2020 6:33:16 PM (No. 356754)
The entire country's GAS meter is on zero Joe. Go take a (long) nap.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: msjena 3/24/2020 6:55:24 PM (No. 356782)
Slo-Joe probably needs the rest. Memo to Joe: Be careful what you wish for..,
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Reply 17 - Posted by: JimBob 3/25/2020 12:58:00 AM (No. 356998)
If Joe went in search of a brain..... he was not successful. I think the 'Rat apparatchiks had several candidates withdraw from the primary so that the vote would not be split among the never-Bernie crowd. They (with the help of the Media) succeeded in pretty much kicking Crazy Bernie to the curb. They realized that if Bernie were the nominee, THEY, the party apparatchiks, would lose their OWN comfy positions and would be replaced by Bernie-Bots. Can't have THAT! Now the game is to get someone other than Dementia Joe as the candidate. Carville and other 'yappers' are saying "End the Primary, Shut This Puppy Down"....BEFORE Biden has the delegates to gain the nomination. That way, the 'Rat party goes into its convention basically wide-open, and completely accessible to who-knows-what kind of 'smoke-filled back room' shenanigans. Will they dump Slow Joe and anoint the HildeBeast's fellow New Yawker, Cuomo? Wait and see. I say NO WAY that Slow Joe will be the 'Rat nominee.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Trigger2 3/25/2020 4:39:07 AM (No. 357048)
Using the word "leadership" with moron Joey is an oxymoron.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: MickTurn 3/25/2020 11:22:11 AM (No. 357477)
Plugs 'the Molester' Biden. If you are in your bathroom, look in the mirror for the picture of the bully, then step up on to your throne next to the sink, that is your Pulpit!
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