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Way too early for predictions, but right now the Democrats have a 78 year old socialist who just had a heart attack, a 70 year old fake Indian who can’t explain how any of her planned welfare state on steroids is going to be paid for and a possibly senile 76 year old former vice president who is clearly on his way out of the race:

 

 

A career State Department official overseeing Ukraine policy told congressional investigators this week that he had raised concerns in early 2015 about then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son serving on the board of a Ukrainian energy company but was turned away by a Biden staffer, according to three people familiar with the testimony.

George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, testified Tuesday that he worried that Hunter Biden’s position at the firm Burisma Holdings would complicate efforts by U.S. diplomats to convey to Ukrainian officials the importance of avoiding conflicts of interest, said the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of confidentiality rules surrounding the deposition.

Kent said he had concerns that Ukrainian officials would view Hunter Biden as a conduit for currying influence with his father, said the people. But when Kent raised the issue with Biden’s office, he was told the then-vice president didn’t have the “bandwidth” to deal with the issue involving his son as his other son, Beau, was battling cancer, said the people familiar with his testimony.

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You know it is a weak field when the most interesting Democrat candidate is a New Age witch from California.  Once again Trump is living proof of the maxim that it is smarter to be lucky than it is lucky to be smart.

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14 Comments

  1. Biden spent too much time sucking the fumes from the Clinton Foundation, [corruption city – pay to play ect.] in that he himself didn’t consider Hunters placement as a possible conflict of interest.
    They, the Left, scream that nobody is above the law! Not unless there Democrats is what truly believe.

    As for the race.
    I predict
    1/1024th will get the nod to face orange man.

    Can’t wait to see the crying snowflakes head off to the pouting closet. Sending Warren back to the reservation for some R&R could be another Budweiser moment. Or was it Blatz?

  2. I’d like to think the absurdity of these candidates would sink them, but as far as I can see, the broad public is quite at home with absurdity so long as the absurd candidate proclaims allegiance to certain tribal affiliations.

    It’s not just here. Canada’s been stuck with Justin Trudeau the last four years, and the revelation that he’s signed a seven-figure non-disclosure agreement with a woman who was a student in his classes 18 years ago seems to have harmed him not at all.

  3. These people can trot out every absurd candidate they want and I don’t really care. I guarantee that all those pulling the lever for Trump in 2016 had very little hope of victory even if we held our noses. He beat out the normal crowd of GOP political candidates and he even went and beat Billary. When he won the Presidency the walking dead came out in droves and exposed themselves for what they were; insane. If he could beat all of his somewhat normal sounding politicians in 2016 who were halfway sane then why are we so afraid of this group of America hating crowd who are pushing every perversion ever conceived by Satan with the full intent of taking our God given rights away and showing America the insanity of their ways? I’m not going to worry about it. I’m going to pull the lever and trust my fellow Americans who still remember an America where we and our children grew up in and are now in the process of reclaiming her to do the right thing. Worry will not win votes or add one second to your life.

  4. I’m going to pull the lever and trust my fellow Americans who still remember an America where we and our children grew up in and are now in the process of reclaiming her to do the right thing. Worry will not win votes or add one second to your life.

    The America I grew up in was suffering rapid increase in the incidence of street crime (which included a seven year period of summer rioting every year), a catastrophic fall in the incidence of marital durability, and explosion in bas*tardy, a rapid expansion in the frequency of abortion, the collapse of discipline in primary and secondary schooling, the efflorescence of loopy pedagogic fads, and (in New York) a trebling of the welfare rolls in a time of ample improvements in real wages and employment levels. Economic illiteracy in the political class (promoted in the media by cretins like Ralph Nader) gave you escalating inflation conjoined to wage-and-price controls (and the predictable shortages). Industrial actions were far more common then than now, the agricultural sector labored under a stew of subsidies and production controls, equity markets were imploding, and anyone who’d invested in bonds was getting hammered as the purchasing power of a dollar was declining so rapidly that you could expect it to fall by 1/2 in a ten year period. Marginal tax rates were for over 50 years absurdly high (quite beneficial for purveyors of tax shelters). Did I mention the military and the political class making a hash of an overseas war, sacrificing 10x as many young men who’ve died in Iraq and Afghanistan in what turned out to be a disaster in the end? And, to boot, diner coffee was undrinkable and personal grooming the pits.

  5. If you prefer the America we live in today rather than 60 to 70 years ago then I truly feel sorry for you.

  6. Each age has its ills. What I find especially alarming in the current time period is the number of kids growing up without fathers. I can think of few social pathologies that aren’t worsened by the absence of fathers. Of course this is largely an outgrowth of the attempt to separate sex from love. Now we have the attempted separation of sex from reality.

  7. If you prefer the America we live in today rather than 60 to 70 years ago then I truly feel sorry for you.

    I wasn’t around 70 years ago. That was my mother’s America, not mine, and, she’d have told you that the period running from about 1965 to 1968 was a jarring one, as that was the moment in time when that American ceased to be.

    My America was one in which things fall apart. In the intervening decades, some things have improved and some things grown more damaged and corrupt. If you’re looking at the population over the age of 5, maybe 20% have some memory of the period immediately preceding the period of entropy to which I’m referring (by which I mean a memory of things going on outside one’s household). We’re not in the business of reclaiming that period. We have a more limited task of inhibiting further deterioration in the common life. (Donald Trump has his skills, but he’d be a very odd vessel for a social renorming of the sort of which you’re speaking).

  8. Each age has its ills. What I find especially alarming in the current time period is the number of kids growing up without fathers.

    Yes, but ‘without a father’ has been sadly familiar for every cohort currently under the age of 50. The recreational sex regime is certainly a vector there, but there are others.

  9. Ilove the years before the council vatican 2. The priest celebrating the Hly Latin mass with his back facing the congregation. The church look like a catholic church, not like a movie theater, and the organ playing. There was so much reverence, people keep silent in the church. I hope that the future generation will revive the way it used to be.

  10. Prediction: if Trump is successfully removed from office via impeachment or loses the 2020 election, the America that we know – the one that has freedom – is gone. I don’t know if Trump will stay in office or not. But any Democrat victory means America will change into an anti-Christian totalitarian nation.

  11. Trump, by himself, will not reverse the rush to the cultural sewer the Western world has been heading for since, perhaps, the late 50s to early 60s. The institutional Catholic Church has done next to nothing to stop it. Michael Voris had clearly documented the perversion that has existed among the American bishops for more than half a century.
    I don’t have the answers. Nevertheless, I’m going to pray, go to Mass, vote the scoundrels out every chance I get and fight the good fight.
    We of Polish descent are too stubborn to quit.

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