Joe Biden

Biden VP search underscores fact he's too old to be president

Byron York, Washington Examiner

At the moment, Biden is facing very little commentary and criticism about his age. But that is why the vice presidential decision is particularly complex. Bluntly put, Biden does not appear ready to tackle the world's toughest job until the age of 86. And if he is not, it is extraordinarily important for Democrats to have a vice president who can run to succeed a one-term Biden. That complicates things. Would the vice president be running for president the moment she takes office? What would that mean? Biden's age is an important factor in the 2020 race, even if some commentators don't want to talk about it.

Assault on America, Day 574: Joe Biden’s agonizing quest for a mini-me drawing to a close

They’d never admit it, but Democrats are scared to death of the prospect of having to govern in a post-Trump world, since he’s the only thing that unites them. Grampa Joe Biden must be vacillating over the different women on his short list, afraid of making the wrong choice -- but even more terrified of making the right one.

Assault on America, Day 573: NeverTrumpers who support Biden show it’s purely personal

In the 2020 election, it’s become clear that politics is policy. Now more than ever there’s a difference between the two presidential candidates and two parties that can’t be ignored simply because of personality differences. #NeverTrumpers didn’t have much of a leg to stand on in 2016 -- now they’re just downright wrong.

Assault on America, Day 572: Democrats leap over taste line in calling it ‘The Trump Virus’

The only thing Speaker Nancy Pelosi accomplished by calling the health crisis “The Trump Virus” was to awaken more Americans to the absurdity of blaming everything on the president. Considering the totality of the circumstances, voter attitudes are volatile at best. People are tired of the finger-pointing and name calling. When will it end?

How Senator Cory Gardner Can Revive His Flagging Campaign

Here’s our advice to Senator Gardner: Fire your Mitch McConnell endorsed consultants and get out on the campaign trail with state Rep. Patrick Neville. Go to every town in Colorado with a radio station and every city with a TV station and call a rally to “Back the Blue,” and make it clear that you will tolerate no violence from ANTIFA or BLM thugs. Tell the law-abiding citizens and voters of Colorado you stand for law and order against Hickenlooper and the Far Left New Democrats that are behind his campaign.

David Franke: The Second Wave of the Fear Campaign

We have been inundated, 24/7, with TV, print, and online warnings that the United States is entering a disastrous “second wave” of the Covid-19 pandemic. What we’re really witnessing, however, is a second wave of the relentless fear campaign to keep the American people obedient to their state and local dictators, and to keep the economy prostate so the Democrats can win the trifecta—the White House, Senate, and House—in November.

Assault on America, Day 569: Demagoguery and demographics define 2020’s Democrat party

It's not exactly a surprise, but Democrats’ demagoguery over the coronavirus pandemic is astonishing, even for them. It might be that they’re desperately trying to cover for the obvious mental deficiencies of nominee-to-be Joe Biden, but they can’t hide him for long. Where is your running mate, Joe? Who will it be?

Beware the Biden-Sanders radical lefty manifesto

Miranda Devine, New York Post

Joe Biden signed the death warrant for his campaign last week. The joint manifesto he released with Bernie Sanders is 110 pages of radical far-left policies — from a job-killing $2 trillion climate agenda to eliminating cash bail and dismantling border protection. It betrays the working-class voters Biden claims to represent and destroys any pretense that he is a “moderate.” with his “Unity Task Forces” document, Biden has proven only that he is an empty husk. Old Joe, who was for police and working people and law and order, is long gone. His body is there but, like his party, it has been invaded by the socialist left.

Get ready for the Biden spending binge

Editors, Washington Examiner

Biden outlined a $700 billion economic plan. Last week, to please radical Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Biden announced an initiative to spend $2 trillion over just four years to address the issue. The plan, which revives the failed “green jobs” mantra from the Obama administration, was even more profligate than the plan he outlined during the campaign, which was $1.7 trillion over a full decade. Biden released yet another $775 billion plan — this one for more federal subsidies for child and elder care. In case you’re keeping score, that’s nearly $3.5 trillion in new spending proposals in just a few weeks. And he’s not finished.

How To Lose Your Majority - Message To Mitch McConnell And Senate GOP

We have a simple explanation of the problem and a simple answer that will guarantee a Republican majority in the Senate: Your problem is you have spent that past three years betraying the GOP base that elected Donald Trump President, so stop betraying conservatives, get off your ass and fight for the MAGA agenda and you will win. Keep doing what you are doing, and you will lose.

Tell Your Governor To Stop Investing State Pension Funds In Communist China

Our friend Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, sent a letter to the Governors of all 50 states demanding that they end the dangerous practice of investing state worker pension funds in Communist Chinese enterprises. We applaud this effort and urge CHQ readers and friends to call their Governor’s office to demand that their state worker pension funds divest themselves of all investments in Communist China.

Assault on America, Day 568: Hey Dems, since when does loving America equal abnormal?

The “real” Donald Trump isn’t necessarily revealed via Twitter and we sure can’t be certain of the man based on media distortions of what “normal” looks like. The 2020 election will settle where the American people stand on the matters of today -- don’t be shocked if Democrats are the ones deemed aberrant.

Rising Diversity Is Joe Biden's Worry, Too

Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News

The pool of Democratic voters is growing inexorably while the largest pool of potential GOP voters is aging, stagnating and shrinking. For the GOP, this is an existential crisis. If demography is destiny, and the party does not either increase its share of the white vote or attract millions more Black, Asian or Hispanic voters, then its national fate and future are sealed. But Joe Biden and Democrats have their own problem. If Biden overlooks the women of color being considered as running mates and picks a white woman, the rumbling of the coming rebellion of the minorities inside the party will be loud and clear.

Assault on America, Day 567: Ho hum, another call for fiscal sanity in the age of the CCP virus

If blue state governors and mayors won’t continue reopening the economy, there’s little alternative to just saying no to Pelosi’s and the Democrats’ bloated handouts. And needless to say, Grampa Joe Biden can take his “climate change” ideas and stick them, well, where the sun don’t shine. Isn’t that what they want anyway?

On defunding police, Joe Biden does balancing act

Byron York, Washington Examiner

In interviews with progressive activists, Biden has presented a much more nuanced position on defunding the police, suggesting he supports redirecting police funding toward other purposes, like mental health counseling and affordable housing. Such redirection would be, in fact, defunding police. To take one example from recent years: In 2017, House Republicans sought to cut off federal funds for Planned Parenthood and redirect the money to other health care centers. It seems unlikely that anyone would have believed Republicans had they claimed they did not want to defund Planned Parenthood but simply redirect its funding.

Don’t Cancel Nick Cannon. Cancel 'Cancel Culture'

Our friend Adam Guillette, President of Accuracy in Media, opposes cancelling Nick Cannon for his hateful comments about white people and Jews, arguing conservatives and libertarians do not stand to gain from normalizing cancel culture tactics. As we saw in cities throughout our nation just a few weeks ago, the Left will always be much better than us at mobilizing unruly mobs. And who among us desires to live in a society dominated by mob rule?

Assault on America, Day 566: Campaign switch in leaders isn’t a retreat, it’s a redeployment

Last week’s Trump campaign personnel switch could turn out to be a wise move if the new leadership is able to steer the president back towards a message-based approach to defining his opponent while touting his own accomplishments. Four years ago, Trump ran on a platform of Making America Great Again. There’s no reason to abandon the concept now.

It Is Time We Adopted A ‘Second Tower’ Mentality

When the first plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center everyone knew something was terribly wrong, but they were in a First Tower Mentality. When the second plane hit the South Tower, everyone suddenly had a Second Tower Mentality - they knew America was under attack. So, are you still in a First Tower Mentality about the Revolutionary events that have been happening these past five months? Or have you had your Second Tower Moment yet?

Assault on America, Day 565: Trump must pound the facts, law and emotional appeal to win

The 2020 election will be heavily influenced by the coronavirus pandemic, but Americans want to see the big picture as well. President Trump has a lot going for him in the issue realm if he would simply drop the personal stuff and focus like a laser on promoting policies that make people realize the world’s not coming to an end.

Joe Biden bends the knee to AOC on climate

Editors, Washington Examiner

Biden is out with a revised climate plan that is far to the left of what he had proposed and much closer to the vision of Ocasio-Cortez’s extreme Green New Deal. In the primaries, Biden ran on a climate plan that would have spent $1.7 trillion over a decade. His new plan would spend $2 trillion in the first four years. This is proposed at a time when the United States faces an unprecedented debt that the Congressional Budget Office says is already on track to exceed the World War II record next year. As president, Biden would largely knuckle under to the radical demands of his party's left wing.