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Assault on America, Day 561: Dems can’t steal MAGA, how about MAO (Make America Obama)?

Trump Biden Plagiarized
Now Joe Biden thinks the government should buy American. How did he get the idea?


There was a strange moment last week when I sat listening to portions of a Joe Biden speech on the news (yes, he came out of his basement bunker for a few hours) and nodded along thinking, ‘yeah, that’s right.’ Was it a moment of clarity on my part? Had I finally acceded to the pleas of Democrats and the #NeverTrump crowd and affirmatively decided to abandon President Donald Trump ahead of the 2020 election?

Hardly. Biden was talking about some very Trump-like America First themes in his address. It was almost as though the Democrat had decided Trump was correct about a lot of things. But it also was far from an endorsement -- it was almost like the nominee-to-be was trying to preempt or “steal” the winning 2016 campaign ideas. Naomi Lim reported at The Washington Examiner, “[Joe] Biden, the presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, unveiled new elements of his ‘Build Back Better’ plan Thursday after touring a McGregor Industries metal works plant in Dunmore, Pennsylvania.

“’I do not buy for one second that the vitality of American manufacturing is a thing of the past,’ the two-term vice president and 36-year Delaware senator said. ‘American manufacturing was the Arsenal of Democracy in World War II and must be part of the engine of American prosperity now.’

“Biden's proposal is a two-pronged criticism on Trump. It aims to undermine the president's economic message, already hurt by his response to the novel coronavirus. It's also an attempt to erode Trump's support among working-class voters who were pivotal to his White House win four years ago over then-Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.”

Biden included a call to buy American. What a concept, right? But didn’t his boss, Obama, say that “some of those jobs aren’t coming back” when Trump touted the re-patriotization of manufacturing in 2016? It seems like the height of hypocrisy for Grampa Joe to be reversing course here and now. But delving just below the surface, there’s more at play in this scenario.

I’m not privy to Biden’s campaign team’s deliberations, but the discussions probably looked and sounded a little like this:

--The scene is a makeshift conference room in Joe Biden’s Delaware coronavirus basement bunker. Democrat campaign advisors gathered there at the behest of the higher ups to hash over potential ways to cut into President Donald Trump’s solid and enthusiastic voter base. All in attendance were concerned over a recent dip in their candidate’s solid double-digit national polling lead and figured that the election might end up closer than they anticipated.

“I’d like to call this meeting to order,” said a frazzled Jen O’Malley Dillon, Joe Biden’s campaign manager. She worried about scheduling a strategy session in the early afternoon just after lunchtime, lest she disrupt the candidate’s coronavirus-dictated nap routine, but it couldn’t be helped. People wouldn’t show up without first giving them a meal before their instantaneous COVID-19 test, so it was then or never.

“We need to figure out a way to drag a few of Trump’s ‘deplorables’ supporters away from him. They’re the backwards gun totin’ religious freak rednecks out in the rust belt who helped Trump shatter the blue wall in states like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan in ‘16. Chances are the masses will still go with the hated incumbent, but if we can just sway a smattering of them, it might work for us. How to do it?

Seeing only blank stares, O’Malley Dillon then asked hopefully, “My thought is maybe we could all pitch in, buy a huge still and start making thousands of gallons of moonshine to get those hicks three sheets to the wind on Election Day, but it might be easier to do it the old fashioned Democrat way… Give them money! Who will start the bidding?”.

“No, no, no!” Tom Perez, chairman of the Democrat National Committee, replied impatiently. “We don’t gotta give them nothing. We can do it a lot cheaper by going to those states with big manufacturing sectors and start organizing, just like a union.”

Biden was silent up to that point and his stomach was gurgling from the fragment of underdone potato in his box lunch which resulted in a nasty case of acid reflux. “What? I don’t give a d-mn about The Union. Don’t you know Delaware was a slave state? We had men fighting for the Confederacy, gosh darn-it. And don’t you remember when I told that group of black people that Republicans want to ‘put y’all back in chains’? ‘Union’ has a very negative connotation to me, it’s like a dirty word,” Joe cried as he leaned back in his chair and ran his hand over his balding, hair implant covered scalp.

“Um, sir,” interrupted a terrified party pollster seated next to him. The man was quaking in fear from the prospect of correcting the nominee. “The ‘union’ Tom was talking about are the ones in industries and public bureaucracies. You know, union members make objects all day long and then they join together to demand things like higher pay, better hours and time off to take care of babies and stuff. Oh yeah, if you’re an auto worker in the upper Midwest you also include demands like ‘Cadillac’ healthcare plans and memberships to country clubs. Then, when the companies can’t compete with foreigners and lay people off you go on strike and get them to beg the government for a bailout.”

“You impertinent little twit,” Biden retorted with a warm, toothy smile. “Can’t you tell a joke when you hear one? The civil war ended what, a hundred years ago? Or was it when the Yankees won the Battle of Bunker Hill? All those dates and names get jumbled in my brain. Then I say things that people don’t get and they just look at me like you’re doing now. I’m the nominee. Gimme some respect or I’ll take you out behind the gym and give you a lickin’ like I would to Donald Trump who talked mean to a girl.”

Feeling like the candidate’s ranting was rapidly causing the meeting to get off track, O’Malley Dillon stared at the distracted but attractive young Latina seated opposite her. “What do you think, AOC?”

“This is a no-brainer, which is a good thing since, like our nominee, I have trouble concentrating for more than a few seconds at a time,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex answered rather tersely. She didn’t like having to remove her eyes from her phone and actually speak words, preferring to type her thoughts in short, social media-friendly formats instead. But sitting around with a table full of much older folks, she made an exception this time.

“This election is all about the environment and getting people excited about throwing the energy industry into Chapter 11. Bernie [Sanders] said it, climate change is the existential crisis of our times and it’s inexcusable to not go out there and pound on people’s skulls about the dangers associated with a warming atmosphere. COVID-19 will serve as a great lead-in because we can tell the public that climate change caused the coronavirus. The Chinese Communist Party had nothing to do with it! We can fool all the suckers by promising they’re gonna get green jobs to replace all that fracking work.”

“Come again?” Biden said, perplexed. “I know the Big O used to talk about ‘green jobs’ all the time but I thought he was referring to a superintendent at a golf course. I didn’t even realize jobs had colors. What color is the presidency then, red, white and blue?”

“Joe, I’ve already told you this four times,” AOC shot back in her childlike manner, really annoyed now. “Green jobs are like putting windmills together and/or setting up those big mirrors in the desert to catch the sun’s rays. Who needs fossil fuels when you’ve got the breeze blowing those big whirly things and that great big ball ‘o hydrogen and helium burning the sh-- -- I mean crap -- out of the earth?”  

At that, the light went on in Biden’s eyes. “Okay, now I get it. You want me to feed the Trump voters a load of malarkey about ‘jobs and industries of tomorrow’ even though most of these ideas have been around for decades and subsidized with billions of taxpayers’ dollars already -- and drilling for oil and natural gas is still tons cheaper and better than these renewables. So what that the poor would suffer mightily if we ban carbon belching engines! Maybe if we’re lucky Greta Thunberg will let me have a photo op with her on her plastic sailboat yacht.”

We can’t do that,” Perez interjected. “I read somewhere that her boat was constructed from materials with a petroleum base. I propose that you set sail by yourself in a wooden row boat and hope for the best. Or better yet, swim. You used to be a lifeguard with ‘Corn Pop’, didn’t you? And everyone knows you still like to skinny dip in front of female Secret Service agents.”

“Whatever,” Biden said, exhausted and cranky by now. “I have a paper in front of me that says I should pledge a $700 billion ‘investment’ into manufacturing to encourage companies to make goods here in the good ‘ol U.S. of A. And we’re also supposed to talk about new trade deals like Trump does. So what if we didn’t get any of it done when Democrats held the White House and Congress? Barack only cared about the social agenda, remember? He was Black Lives Matter before it was cool. His pal, Saul Alinsky -- that’s who we should talk to.”

The others sat there dumfounded. What the heck was he talking about this time? Everyone knows Alinsky died in 1972, right? Did he really mean Bill Ayers? At that moment the conference phone buzzed. O’Malley Dillon pressed the answer button and Senator Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren’s voice filled the room. “Joe, I heard you’re having a meeting to talk about ways to get Trump voters to support you. I think we should all pretend to be minorities and claim anyone who doesn’t choose you is a dumb racist. It worked for me! By the way, what job are you planning to offer me in your administration if I don’t get to be VP?”

Click! “Uh, she wasn’t supposed to bring that up,” O’Malley Dillon added sheepishly. “I think we had some good ideas presented here today. Let’s all go out there, put on our masks and do more media interviews. Joe, you stay down here for another four months or so. Class dismissed!”

Biden’s “borrowing” of Trump agenda -- just the latest case of political plagiarism?

Who knows how Grampa Joe really came up with the idea to try and horn-in on President Trump’s agenda. Having Biden come out of left field and suddenly start touting American industry was downright curious -- and suspicious. The president had his own theory. Dave Boyer reported at The Washington Times, “President Trump … said Democrat Joseph R. Biden is ‘plagiarizing’ Mr. Trump’s economic plan, a barb that evokes a scandal from the former vice president’s past. ‘He plagiarized from me, but he can never pull it off,’ Mr. Trump told reporters at the White House.

“Mr. Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, unveiled his economic plan Thursday, calling for spending $400 billion on a federal ‘Buy American’ program to drive economic demand.

“’Yesterday, for all to see … he was plagiarizing Donald Trump — ‘Buy American,’’ White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told reporters. ‘I think it’s really rich that he feels so desperate he now has to plagiarize and copy President Trump.’ Mrs. Conway also mocked Mr. Biden for ‘plagiarizing’ Sen. Bernard Sanders, his former rival for the Democratic nomination, in crafting his ‘unity agenda.’ Mr. Sanders of Vermont has been working with Mr. Biden on the plan.”

With all the focus of late on President Trump and his seemingly unrelenting personal vendettas against his enemies, Grampa Joe sure provided a grand opportunity to shine the scrutiny spotlight back on Biden himself. The Democrat nominee-to-be’s handlers should’ve foreseen that if his economic agenda sounded too much like Trump’s that copying charges would follow.

It all goes to show that Biden wouldn’t know an original idea if it walked up and kicked him in the keister. The only thing Joe’s good for is telling tall tales about something that happened during his childhood or teen years. What else is there to say? The man’s as institutionalized as they come, the product of slithering in DC’s swamp waters for a half century.

Democrats don’t have an agenda apart from constantly pecking at Trump, pandering to their leftist/racist constituents or proposing the destruction of any remaining vestiges of capitalism in favor of big government boondoggles that will never work. The Green New Deal? Scary. Maybe their new campaign theme should be, “Make America Obama,” a.k.a., MAO.

It could happen.

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