Hundreds of Biden’s Old Co-Workers Confirm, They’d Rather Vote for Someone Else

H/T Western Journal.

I think that unless he has a total mental breakdown I do not see Slow Joe The Gaff Machine Biden not being the 2020 DemocRat nominee.

Former Vice President Joe Biden seemingly has a good argument for Democratic voters ready to pick their party’s presidential nominee. His experience working in the White House is shared by only one other candidate in the entire 2020 race — President Donald Trump.

Unfortunately for Biden, hundreds of those who also worked under former President Barack Obama are making it clear that the former vice president isn’t their first choice for the office.

As of now, 231 people who worked in Obama’s 2008 campaign, his 2012 re-election campaign and his administration have voiced their support for Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s bid for the White House. The list of Obama alumni was acquired by CNN and is headed by the 2008 campaign’s field director, Jon Carson.

Carson was no low-level organizer, either. After Obama’s victory in 2008, the former campaign operative was given a spot in the new administration as the director of the Office of Public Engagement.

Needless to say, many of these 200-plus people likely crossed paths with Biden or worked with him in some capacity.

Their endorsement of the Massachusetts senator, someone who can’t even keep her own family history straight, over Biden is an embarrassing blow.

“We are a group that really uniquely knows that electability is self-determining and that oftentimes it’s the people with the boldest vision and the most unlikely candidacies early on who can really shift the field,” Sara El-Amine, an Obama alumna who helped Carson organize the group, told CNN

Sara El-Amine@sara_ela

So proud to be an Obama alumnus and early @ewarren supporter 💪💪 https://twitter.com/jules_amin/status/1207327656015876097 

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“We are a group that really uniquely knows that electability is self-determining and that oftentimes it’s the people with the boldest vision and the most unlikely candidacies early on who can really shift the field,” – @sara_ela

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She said Warren “really has the zest and the grit and the gumption and the audacity that we loved that President Obama really embodied.”

Ouch.

Unfortunately for Biden, reports have surfaced that Obama is working with Warren behind closed doors to strengthen her campaign.

This shouldn’t come as a big shock to the former vice president, who has been unable to even secure an endorsement from his friend and former boss. Even after Biden hinted at throwing Obama a seat on the Supreme Court, an outright show of public support is still nowhere to be seen.

Of course, things could always get much worse for him.

Although Biden has held a steady lead in the polls since announcing his 2020 campaign, the tumultuous nature of this election means that anything can happen. His main opponents — Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and rising threat Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana — are all seemingly poised to score a major upset over him.

Biden’s chances haven’t been helped by a steady stream of gaffes and embarrassments during his campaign.

Along with apparent health problems and his seemingly struggling mind, he also has had to deal with an ugly amount of family issues that pose a major problem as the election grows nearer.

The most important hangup for Biden remains: Despite his work in the White House, if those with whom he worked closest can’t even voice their support, what does that say of his work in our nation’s capital?

Bloomberg Fumbles Facts, Laws in Gun-Control Policy Rollout

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

Micheal Bloomberg(Delusional-NY)is channeling Slow Joe The Gaff Machine Biden fumbling and bumbling over his words.

Michael Bloomberg, who has spent years bankrolling the gun-control movement, fumbled facts and made muddled claims on how gun laws work while laying out his campaign’s gun-control plan on Thursday.

Bloomberg appeared to misunderstand what the FBI’s firearms background check system does, seemed to make up a new “loophole” in federal gun laws, and made questionable claims about gun use among young people during a campaign speech in Aurora, Colo.

Despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars boosting the gun-control movement, Bloomberg’s comments suggest he lacks a basic familiarity with the details of firearms laws, sales, and operation. Thursday’s strange claims are just the latest example of Bloomberg demonstrating an apparent confusion about an issue he has described as his “life’s work.”

Thursday’s speech featured Bloomberg endorsing universal background checks, an expanded definition of domestic abuser under federal gun laws, a 48-hour waiting period on all gun purchases, and a “red flag” law. Bloomberg also proposed a system of government-issued permits for firearms, saying it would “allow authorities to screen applicants for dangerous behavior” and claimed the current system has no way of stopping people “from getting a gun when they’re a minor, when they have a criminal record, or when they have psychiatric problems.”

The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check system, however, does verify whether anyone attempting to purchase a firearm from a gun dealer has a disqualifying criminal or mental health record. The process also verifies the purchaser is old enough to own the gun they’re trying to buy. Bloomberg did not say why he believes this system is inadequate or ineffective; his campaign did not respond to questions about this or other comments.

While defending his permit-to-purchase proposal, Bloomberg drew a confused analogy between requiring a permit to buy a gun and voter registration requirements

“I know critics will say ‘Americans shouldn’t need a permit to exercise their constitutional rights,’ but voting is a constitutional right, and we require people to register to protect the rights of all citizens, and this is the exact same idea,” he said.

Unlike the right to keep and bear arms, the right to vote per se is not explicitly enumerated in the Constitution or its amendments. The federal charter only places limitations on what kind of voting rights restrictions can exist.

At the same time, connecting gun-right restrictions to voting-right restrictions may raise uncomfortable questions for skeptics of the latter, including those in Bloomberg’s party who rail against proposals like voter ID. In particular, the claim that a gun purchase permit would “allow authorities to screen applicants for dangerous behavior” is similar to the “good character” vouchers that historically allowed officials to deny someone the right to vote based on their subjective judgment of the would-be voter’s character. Such vouchers were outlawed during the Civil Rights Era due to their discriminatory misuse.

Bloomberg further promised to close a “loophole” that prevents “law enforcement from identifying felons and others who own guns illegally.” No such loophole appears to exist under federal law, and it is unclear exactly what Bloomberg is referring to.

While explaining his plan to ban 18- to-20-year-olds from purchasing guns, Bloomberg said the demographic should not be able to own guns because they are statistically more prone to violence than others and their suicide rate is rising.

“18- to-20-year-olds are four times as likely to commit a homicide compared to older Americans,” he said. “The suicide rate among teens has increased exponentially over the past decade.”

Bloomberg is correct that the teen suicide rate has risen since 1999: 13- to-19-year-olds had a suicide rate of 6.4 deaths per 100,000 teens in 1999, rising to 9.8 in 2017. But, CDC data show, firearm suicides are substantially more common among older Americans, with those under 20 being the least likely age group to commit suicide using a gun.

Bloomberg did not say that older Americans should be denied their gun rights on the basis of these comparatively higher suicide rates. He also did not say if he would ban other groups from exercising their constitutional rights based on demographic-level crime rates.

Thursday’s roll-out was closely watched by gun-rights groups. Many have cautioned that the mega-donor’s entrance into the race could bring media attention back to gun control after a decline in recent weeks.

The campaign event was also not the first time the billionaire misunderstood details of the gun-control proposals he champions. In a December 2012 interview with ABC News, Bloomberg appeared to not understand the difference between semiautomatic and fully automatic firearms, that the so-called assault weapons he wants to ban are semiautomatic, or that new sales of fully automatic firearms to civilians were banned in 1986. During the interview, he falsely insisted pistols and “assault weapons” are different because the latter are fully automatic.

Biden Attempts a Meet-and-Greet, Farmer Reportedly Has No Clue Who He Is

 H/T  Western Journal.

Slow Joe The Gaff Machine Biden has some name recognition in Iowa and that is not a good sign.

Oh, to be that farmer in the Corn Stalk Cafe.

If you don’t know who I’m talking about, well, Joe Biden probably wishes he doesn’t. And it’s just as well, because the farmer apparently doesn’t know who Joe Biden is, either.

In case the name of the establishment didn’t clue you in, Biden is on another sweep through Iowa, a state where he currently sits in fourth place and is trending downward, according to the RealClearPolitics polling average.

In fact, the only reason he can’t really get lower is that Amy Klobuchar is in fifth place and, let’s face facts — Amy-mentum just isn’t happening.

Campaigning in Iowa means plenty of low-level meet-and-greets, and one of them was at the Corn Stalk Cafe in Shelby, according to TheBlaze

The incident was caught on camera and tweeted out by Politico’s Natasha Korecki.

“That time when former VP @joebiden is standing right next to you at the Corn Stalk Cafe and you just don’t care,” Korecki tweeted Saturday.

Natasha Korecki

@natashakorecki

That time when former VP @joebiden is standing right next to you at the Corn Stalk Cafe and you just don’t care.

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Instead, the man in the photo seemed a bit more interested in the Auburn vs. Alabama football game on television.

Not only that, but he was only moderately interested when told who he was dealing with.

“I ask the guy if he just wasn’t a fan of Biden’s and he says ‘who?’ I say the former VP,” Korecki tweeted.

“The man, who farms in the Missouri Valley says he’s never heard of Joe Biden.”

“He says ‘are you serious?’ When I say he was Obama’s veep, I get an ‘ohhhhh. I’m not an Obama fan. This is Republican country.’”

Natasha Korecki

@natashakorecki

I ask the guy if he just wasn’t a fan of Biden’s and he says “who?” I say the former VP. The man, who farms in the Missouri Valley says he’s never heard of Joe Biden.

Natasha Korecki

@natashakorecki

He says “are you serious?” When I say he was Obama’s veep, I get an “ohhhhh. I’m not an Obama fan. This is Republican country.”

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There’s an interesting takeaway here, I suppose, and it has to do with celebrity — and namely, what it means for the Democratic field.

For all we know, this guy is just unusually uninformed about politics. Fair enough.

However, last campaign cycle, the top two candidates in each field going into Iowa could be identified with relative ease — even though Trump lost the state and Hillary Clinton barely won it, there likely wasn’t a single person in the Corn Stalk Cafe not suffering from soap opera-style amnesia who didn’t know who they were.

I’m trying to picture any other clear December frontrunner — particularly a former vice president — who would have this happen to them.

Howard Dean fell into this category (not a former VP, mind you, but a clear December frontrunner who might not be recognized) and … well, fat lot of good that did him when he started primal scream therapy after the caucuses just a few months later.

I think most Americans would recognize Joe Biden’s visage, but not as many as you’d think.

And yet, one of Biden’s selling points is his brand.

No, he may not be your first choice, but he’s supposed to be recognizable and respected.

At least to this farmer, Biden was neither.

I doubt this farmer is the only one — and that could be one of many signs of trouble for Biden, who, at least for the moment, is the putative frontrunner.

Biden: Buttigieg Stole My Health Care Plan

H//T The Washington Free Beacon.

Has Slow Joe The Gaff Machine Biden declared war on Mayor Pete?

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Monday claimed fellow Democratic 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg “stole” his health care plan.

Biden spoke to reporters in Iowa about the South Bend, Ind., mayor’s “Medicare for All Who Want It” health care plan, saying “He stole it” from the Biden campaign, Politico reported.

Reporters asked Biden about Buttigieg’s attempt to appeal to the former vice president’s moderate Democratic electorate. Biden insisted Buttigieg’s health care proposal was his own idea and downplayed the Indiana mayor’s growing support. “No, he doesn’t have the enthusiasm and the moderate—moderate plan,” Biden said. “It’s the Biden plan.”

“What would you have done to me? You would have torn my ears off,” Biden added. “I would be a plagiarizing, no good, old man who did bum bum bum.”

Biden himself has faced accusations of plagiarism, both in the 2020 primary and during his first run for the presidency in 1988. His campaign’s climate change proposals appeared to have lifted language from climate activism organizations without attribution this June. In 1988, the then-senator copied phrases from a British Labour Party politician’s speech.

Biden also went after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) on Monday, who was tied with the former vice president in a Des Moines Register/CNN poll last month. Biden dismissed Warren’s strong polling in New Hampshire.

“Look at the polling everywhere. Tell me. Tell me where the polling has manifested itself,” Biden said. “She lives in Massachusetts, she’s invested millions and millions of dollars in New Hampshire, why shouldn’t she be known there?”

Both Buttigieg and Warren’s campaigns pushed back on Biden’s comments. Buttigieg’s campaign claimed that the South Bend mayor discussed his health care plan in February, two months before Biden jumped into the Democratic primary. Warren’s campaign spokesman, Chris Hayden, told Politico that the “campaign is not on air in New Hampshire” and “didn’t run any TV ads during her 2018 re-election.”

 

Candidate Biden Combines Ignorance and Absurdities in One Gaffe

H/T AmmoLand.

Slow Joe The Gaff Machine Biden strikes again.

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U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Vice President Joe Biden is known as a gaffe machine. He regularly produces headline inducing gaffes. How much of this is simply the changing media landscape is uncertain. It may be many Progressive politicians produced copious gaffes, but they were simply not reported to the American people.

John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson’s industrial level womanizing and promiscuity were well known in Washington, D.C. The American public was kept in the dark for decades.

From the seattletimes.com:

While saying he supports the Second Amendment, Biden called the absolutist arguments of some gun-rights supporters “bizarre.” Noting people can’t own machine guns or bazookas, Biden said, “Why should we allow people to have military-style weapons including pistols with 9-mm bullets and can hold 10 or more rounds?”

Military-style pistols 9mm and more, which hold 10 or more rounds, and which fire a shot with every pull of the trigger, have been available for over 160 years.  The Chaineux double-action revolver was patented in 1853; the LeMat revolver held 9 rounds of .42 caliber (10.5mm), and 1 of 20 gauge (15mm), and was used in the Civil War. The C96 Mauser was chambered in 9mm in 1916. They are not a new phenomenon, and for most of that period were essentially unregulated, in much of Europe until after WWI, in the United States to the present day.

They were commonly available in England until after WWI. In England, crime was much lower and murder far less common when those firearms were easily available, including homicide with firearms and mass murder. It is clear 9mm pistols, which hold 10 rounds or more, are not a cause of crime and mass murder, or, at a minimum, not a significant cause.

There are several answers to Biden’s question: Why allow them?

  1. Because not allowing them is a violation of the Constitution and the rule of law.
  2. Because not allowing them violates the principle that the federal government is limited in what it may do, under the 9th and 10th Amendments.
  3. Because not allowing them is bad policy based on emotional simplicities.
  4. Because not allowing them is likely to invite a backlash ranging from civil disobedience to black markets, to civil war, any one of which is far worse than the problems mentioned.
  5. Because there is no demonstrable harm associated with their legal possession and use, which is not offset by a greater good.

Far-left Democrat Vice President Biden continues:

He called the anxiety among young people over being shot in school these days “overwhelming” and “not just in tough neighborhoods but in great neighborhoods like this.”

Yes, the anxiety level is high, not because of the existence and common availability of such pistols; rather because of the hype and hysteria promulgated by the Progressive media.  In the media’s unhinged desire to ban citizen ownership of common guns, there is much emotion, but little logic. There is much evidence the media hype is far more responsible for the current uptick in mass killing at schools, than the availability of guns.

Biden continues his irrational tirade, apparently believing the Progressive media will cover for his silliness, as it has for decades.

Mentioning his own shotgun ownership, Biden talked about Delaware goose-hunting restrictions that limit hunters to three shotgun shells. “We protect geese from Canada more than we do people,” he said.

Nationwide restrictions on shotgun hunting magazines were put in place, nationally, in 1937. They were a response to declining populations of waterfowl, both ducks and geese. The international treaty with Mexico was ratified in 1936. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt had issued emergency orders to protect migratory waterfowl in 1934, 1935, and 1936.  From a letter by J.N. Darling, to FDR, on 4 February, 1935:

A short open season, while not so productive of immediate increase in the duck population as a closed season may be so regulated as to contribute more permanent results in the long haul toward our final objective, if by prohibiting all artificial baiting, prohibiting the use of automatics and repeaters of more than three-shell capacity, and reducing live decoys to a minimum, the hunting of migratory waterfowl may be permanently rid of those pernicious practices which have been responsible for the heavy slaughter and commercialization of the sport.

Following Biden’s inappropriate comparison of people to geese, we should have unlimited hunting for humans, and not reduce magazine capacity of the instruments used until human populations have been reduced by 90% or more in all of North America. We should have butchered humans carcasses sold in grocery stores; we should be selling people to farmers to raise for human consumption. Given recent leftist suggestions about the benefits of cannibalism, a sarcasm tag is in order.

The silliness of the comparison is so egregious, it serves as a reminder of the irrationality of the entire debate. I am reminded of a roommate in my freshman year in college, who was offended by deer hunting. He said deer should be given rifles to even the odds. I would have been happy for him to leave dozens of rifles scattered about the woods, available for easy pick-up.

The idea that deer should be armed to “even the odds” when hunting them is absurd. Deer are not people. Humans are qualitatively different from animals.

It is not surprising modern leftists have routinely equated humans and animals. It explains much of the willingness of the Left to slaughter vast numbers of humans.


About Dean Weingarten:Dean Weingarten

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

Joe Biden: Surrender Your AR-15 or Register It With the Government

H/T Breitbart.

Hey, Slow Joe The Gaff Machine Biden stick your plan up your goofy ass.

Part of Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden’s overarching gun control plan is to pay AR-15 owners to surrender their rifles or allow them to keep the guns, as long as they register them with the government.

Biden’s plan would apply not only to AR-15s but also to AK-47s, variants of both rifles, and other firearms that Democrats label as “assault weapons.” The call to surrender or register would also apply to “high capacity” magazines.

Biden’s campaign site indicates he will give those who “possess assault weapons or high-capacity magazines two options: sell the weapons to the government, or register them under the National Firearms Act.”

This plan to buyback or register AR-15s appears on the campaign site just paragraphs after spelling out Biden’s position that the Second Amendment “is limited.”

The buyback or register aspect of Biden’s plan is followed by his pledge to close the “gun show and online gun sales loophole,” the “boyfriend loophole,” the “hate crime loophole,” the “Charleston loophole,” and the “fugitive from justice loophole.”

The campaign site also stresses Biden’s intention to resurrect the Social Security gun ban, which President Trump repealed February 28, 2017.

Joe Biden: Owners Need to Register Ammunition Magazines

H/T Breitbart.

Slow Joe the Gaff Machine Biden is a mental midget without the ability to have an original thought.

Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden suggested owners need to register ammunition magazines while speaking at a gun control forum organized by MSNBC and advocacy groups March for Our Lives and Giffords on October 2.

Earlier in the day, Breitbart News reported Biden’s push to register AR-15s then, during the forum, he suggested registration of ammunition magazines as well.

Biden talked of banning the sale and manufacture of “assault weapons.” He then discussed his plan for “assault weapons” that are already in circulation, saying, “Under the Firearms Act of 1934 there was a situation where, when they outlawed machine guns, they said, ‘Okay, you can continue to have the machine gun if you own it, but guess what? You’ve got to let us know you have one.’”

He then said, “I want that for all ‘assault weapons.’ I want that for magazines.”

Biden then contended, “If we know you have one, the likelihood of that ever being used in a commission of a crime, after a voluntary buyback, is highly unlikely.”