Those who’ve been around the Swamp and the surrounding environs long enough know just how down and dirty the Democrats can get when it comes to winning an election. Will this be the modus operandi for former Vice President Joe Biden? If you read the signposts of Uncle Joe and his cohorts’ past, there’s reason to believe he fits this mold perfectly. First, a little background on successful Democratic electoral capers.
LBJ and Box 13
There’s the time in 1948 when Lyndon Johnson was on the precipice of losing a Senate election in Texas and 202 extra ballots were discovered in Alice, located in Precinct 13. Poof – just enough were “discovered” to put LBJ ahead of Coke Stevenson for an 87-vote victory out of about a million votes. Now known as the Box 13 scandal, this is only one of many dirty Democratic plays that have graced the American electoral process over the years. Who needs the Russians to tip the scales when we have the Dems?
Then there were the rampant allegations of voter fraud in the 1960 John Kennedy-Richard Nixon presidential contest. Though unprovable, the irregularities in Texas’s Angelina County had Kennedy beating Nixon 187 to 24. The trouble with that is there were only 86 registered voters in the county. Oops.
We could go on with chapter and verse of the many and various issues in Illinois and other questionable votes in several Texas precincts during that election, but we don’t have to paint a Rembrandt for you to see the picture. Fast forward to Biden, known as sleepy and creepy, but whose best moniker might just be Slippery Joe.
There seems to be nothing to stop a good old boy like Biden from rolling his children around in the dirt. And if a parent is willing to sully his own kid, well, then …
Most everyone has heard already the tale of the Ukraine money scandal. The long and winding saga began two months after Biden’s son Hunter was discharged from the Navy after testing positive for cocaine, when he was named to the board of Ukraine’s largest energy concern at a salary as high as $50,000 per month. Problem is, the elder Biden visited Kiev and threatened to withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees unless the chief prosecutor investigating his son’s company for corruption was dismissed. And dismissed he was.
This apparent influence-peddling and strong-arming by the elder Biden is not to be believed if you listen to those truth-telling “Ukrainian anti-corruption activists” – or is that an oxymoron? The Ukrainians claim these “viral rumors” are nothing more than a Republican conspiracy. The story unveiled at The Intercept, which then quotes The New York Times (oh, now we must have the truth since the Gray Lady has spoken), states that the “vice president’s spokesperson insisted that the younger Biden’s business in Ukraine would have no influence over his father’s determination to push for more vigorous enforcement of anti-corruption laws.” Ukrainian officials are now scrambling to explain it all away, claiming the prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, was fired because he himself was corrupt.
Whew. Glad that’s been cleared up. But all sarcasm aside – just when Slippery Joe has slithered through the Ukrainian quagmire, along comes China.
Once more Biden the Younger takes center stage. If timing is everything, then young Mr. Biden has quite a bit of ‘splainin’ to do. A full two weeks after father and son rode Air Force Two to Beijing, “Hunter’s firm inked a private equity deal for $1 billion with a subsidiary of the Chinese government’s Bank of China, which expanded to $1.5 billion.” This is according to an article by Peter Schweizer in the New York Post. One might infer from the transaction that Hunter Biden was a private equity mogul (he was not) or had a wealth of experience in China (he did not).
Oh, it’s a tangled web, as Democratic scams usually are, but the point is that it doesn’t come down to Hunter Biden, but rather to Big Daddy Joe. Thus, only a few options are open for the former vice president:
- Does he plead ignorance and permit everyone to think he is a nincompoop?
- Does he plead innocence on the basis that everything was on the up and up, which might smite credulity?
- Does he take the Fifth?
To simplify: Logic dictates the vice president either, a) orchestrated the transaction; b) was ignorant of it; c) looked the other way; d) believed it was a perfectly acceptable deal. In the world of multiple choices, there are no options here in which Biden the Senior comes out smelling like a rose.
This leads average politicos to wonder about the kind of person with which they are dealing. Is he simply morally corrupt, myopically nepotistic, or not subject to the rules? But facts are stubborn things, and these incidents reveal one very clear character trait: He will do anything to get what he wants.
Any way you cut it, one must ask: Is a man willing to use his high position in government shamelessly to line the pockets of his family a man we want as the leader of the Free World?
Don’t answer, Slippery Joe. That’s a rhetorical question.
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