If you have been around politics for any length of time, you know what a piece of work Joe Biden is. His buffoonery and penchant for hugging and kissing women are legendary. However, as comical as he seems, Biden has been involved in legislation over the years such as the Patriot Act that has changed this nation forever. It’s enlightening to view his remarks from years ago that now hold relevance in the Kavanaugh mess.
Democrats have feigned the moral high ground over how there just has to be an FBI investigation into the Swiss cheese allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh dating from an alleged sexual assault 36 years ago.
That’s ridiculous. How can the FBI investigate an incident that all of the witnesses said never happened and one in which the proclaimed victim can’t remember the year, the place, who hosted the party, who was there, how she got there and home, etc? Exactly what would they find? Nothing. But it would stall the nomination indefinitely, which was the point all along.
If you listen to former Democrat Senator Joe Biden in 1991, you will hear and see just how much the left’s stance has shifted since that time. Biden’s rude lecture was given to Clarence Thomas at the time over Anita Hill. Thomas would go on to be confirmed and be the staunchest constitutional originalist on the high court, which is why they were so desperate to stop him at the time.
Biden was and still is an unmitigated disaster. He claimed back then that FBI reports were a waste of time. Now he’s demanding one on Kavanaugh. His political stances shift with the winds of change just as the rest of the Democrats do.
From Fox News:
“Former Vice President Joe Biden voiced regret Friday over how he handled sexual misconduct allegations brought against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas by Anita Hill more than 25 years ago, amid similar accusations today against Brett Kavanaugh.
“In an interview with NBC News aired Friday, Biden suggested he would apologize to Hill, who accused Justice Thomas in 1991 of making sexually explicit comments and unwanted advances toward her while she worked for him at the Education Department and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the 1980s.
“Biden, at the time, was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, leading the Thomas confirmation proceedings. Biden has been criticized for his handling of that process.
“The woman should be given the benefit of the doubt and not be you know, abused again, by the system. My biggest regret was I didn’t know how I could shut you off if you were a senator and you were attacking Anita Hill’s character,” Biden said. “Under the Senate rules, I can’t gavel you down and say you can’t ask that question. Although I tried.”
“Biden added: “I believed her when she came forward. I encouraged her to come forward. We were in a position where we go the FBI to do an investigation and I voted against Clarence Thomas.”
“Thomas at the time denied the allegations and famously described the process as a “high-tech lynching.”
“I think they should do an FBI investigation. We did that for Anita Hill,” Biden explained Friday. “Most importantly, Anita Hill was vilified when she came forward by a lot of my colleagues, character assassination. I wish I could’ve done more to prevent those questions, the way they asked them.”
“Biden added: “She deserves to be treated with dignity. It takes enormous courage for a woman to come forward.’”
So, now that it is politically expedient, Biden wants the FBI in on the Kavanaugh hearing. Back in 1991, an FBI investigation was meaningless, today, it is imperative. This is such breathtaking hypocrisy and it is blatant obstructionism on steroids.
Kavanaugh’s first accuser, Ford, is set to testify tomorrow on The Hill. Maybe, we’ll see. His second accuser, Ramirez, refuses to testify. But Biden said he did not think there should be a vote to confirm Kavanaugh if Ford decided not to testify. Sorry Biden, Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote is Friday morning. He better be confirmed or the Republicans face a rout in the midterm elections that will be epic.
For a brief heartbeat, after the shocking Biden video surfaced, the Dems went all quiet. Even they see the hypocrisy in all this. However, lacking any moral fiber whatsoever, they quickly recovered from that and resumed their witchhunt. They can’t stop Kavanaugh with this crap anymore. The Republicans will get their chance Friday. Don’t drop the ball guys.
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As Wealthy Flee New York, Cuomo Warns Budget Problems ‘Serious as a Heart Attack’
The wealthy have been fleeing the socialist policies of New York for some time now. The flight of those who have money is speeding up however just as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is warning of budget problems. He announced Monday that state income tax revenues plummeted by $2.8 billion since he introduced his new budget plan last month which means spending will have to be massively cut in the state. He says he needs to reconsider spending on schools, healthcare, and repairs to roads and bridges.
Instead of taking stock of his failing fiscal policies, Cuomo, of course, blamed President Trump’s new tax plan for the state’s problems. In actuality, it is high taxes on everything that is choking the life out of New York and businesses there. Socialists are great at giving stuff away until they run out of other people’s money… that would be the wealthy fleeing the state.
“Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced a dramatic drop in state income tax revenue of $2.8 billion, which he says will prompt him to revise his 2019-20 budget and reconsider spending on schools, health care and repairs to roads and bridges.
“Cuomo, a Democrat, blamed the shortfall on a federal tax plan backed by Republican President Donald Trump. Cuomo said the law’s cap on deductions for state and local taxes at $10,000 was to blame and suggested it is, anecdotally, triggering high-earners to leave New York.
“At this point there is no doubt that the budget we put forward is not supported by the revenues,” Cuomo said at a State Capitol news conference. “It’s as serious as a heart attack.”
“Cuomo said he’s not certain what areas might need to be cut, but said the biggest spending areas now are education, health care, infrastructure and another phase-in of a previously approved middle-class tax cut.
“I fear it’s going to get worse before it gets better,” state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said in a rare news conference with Cuomo. “It’s not all gloom and doom, but it’s a matter of very, very serious concern.” Tax revenues could rebound, he said, but he agreed with Cuomo that early indicators are not good.
“Cuomo has until mid-February to submit amendments to his budget, which came in at $175.2 billion when he unveiled it Jan. 15.
“The announcement also serves notice to the legislature, which for the first time in most of a half-century is controlled by Democrats.
“The Democratic majorities in the Senate and Assembly have several proposals to add to the budget. Cuomo will no longer have Senate Republicans as an ally for fiscally conservative measures. The Republicans lost the majority in the November elections.”
New York’s revenue problems can’t be blamed on Trump. I don’t blame those who are successful for hightailing it out of New York. They get to keep a pittance of their hard-earned income. Between state, city, and federal taxation there’s not much left when these thieves are done. Note to Cuomo… those wealthy you are fleecing are the ones that actually work and pay taxes.
Cutting taxes and enticing business to the state is the way to go, but liberals can’t seem to wrap their heads around the concept. In fact, you have Marxists such as NY Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others in the Democratic Party who want to raise the top tax rate to a whopping 70% or more. They want to do away with billionaires too. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you.
It’s a good thing Cuomo will never be elected president. He would turn all of America into New York. As The Federalist put it, “Not since John F. Kennedy was President has there been a Democrat that understood lower taxes on the wealthy helps the poor.” And that certainly includes Cuomo.
Newly Released Emails Confirm FBI Tried To Work Deal With State Dept To Minimize Hillary Email Scandal
The insanity never seems to end and once again the great Judicial Watch is doing Congress’ oversight job! It’s time arrests start happening.
Newly released FBI emails obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request confirm that James Comey’s FBI attempted to work out a quid pro quo deal with the Obama State Department to help cover up the Hillary Clinton private email server scandal just weeks before the 2016 election.
Back in October 15, 2016, Fox News first reported on the deal but full confirmation did not come until this week when the government watchdog group Judicial Watch released FBI communication related to the deal.
“FBI interview summaries and notes, provided late Friday to the House Government Oversight and Intelligence Committees, contain allegations of a ‘quid pro quo’ between a senior State Department executive and FBI agents during the Hillary Clinton email investigation, two congressional sources told Fox News,” Herridge and Browne reported in 2016. “This is a flashing red light of potential criminality,” Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz (Utah) told Fox News at the time. “In return for altering the classification, the possibility of additional slots for the FBI at missions overseas was discussed,” he said.
Fox News reported on Monday that over two years later, the allegation that the FBI and State Department floated a “quid pro quo” deal has now been confirmed, and it originated with the FBI:
The trove of documents turned over by the FBI, in response to a lawsuit by the transparency group Judicial Watch, also included discussions by former FBI lawyer Lisa Page concerning a potential quid pro quo between the State Department and the FBI — in which the FBI would agree to effectively hide the fact that a Clinton email was classified in exchange for more legal attache positions that would benefit the FBI abroad, and allow them to send more agents to countries where the FBI’s access is ordinarily restricted.
The quid pro quo would have involved the FBI providing some other public reason for withholding the Clinton email from disclosure amid a Freedom of Information Act request, besides its classification level. There are no indications the proposed arrangement ever took place.
And, in the face of mounting criticism aimed at the FBI, the documents revealed that Comey quoted the 19th century poet Ralph Waldo Emerson by assuring his subordinates, “To be great is to be misunderstood.”
The FBI did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment on the released emails.
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As Wealthy Flee New York, Cuomo Warns Budget Problems ‘Serious as a Heart Attack’
It's a good thing Cuomo will never be elected president.
Amazon Cancels Plan For New York City Headquarters & 25k Jobs Because Of Ocasio
I wonder if some harsh words are being thrown at Ocasio-Cortez right now.