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September 15, 2020 · OPINION

‘Faithful, intelligent, decent, dedicated public servant’

By Kathy Kadilak
The Plains

A recent Facebook exchange yielded this comment, “To be as educated as you are…you have to know that Biden CAN NOT RUN this country…what has he accomplished? ‘Convince me’.”

“M” laid down the gauntlet and I accept the challenge. These conversation threads often get lost in the abyss of social media, and so I am sharing my thoughts here.

I did not include the disparaging comment “M” made about former Vice President Joe Biden’s intellectual abilities. I decided that it didn’t merit repetition and distracts from the main point, which is Mr. Biden’s ability to govern.

First, if you’ve listened to VP Biden speak in recent months/weeks, you will readily hear that he is intelligent, articulate, compassionate and thoughtful. This includes extemporaneous speaking with everyday citizens. Check any number of videos of Mr. Biden interacting with others in interviews, at the podium, or socially distant campaign events to confirm my point.

Accomplishments? He was the youngest person ever elected to the Senate at age 29, soon after losing his wife and infant daughter in a tragic car accident. He had the fortitude to carry on with his duty and still parent his young sons traveling between D.C. and Wilmington, Del., every single day.

Mr. Biden was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee from 1987 to 1995. He introduced the bill that became the Violence Against Women Act — a vital piece of legislation that helps protect women from abuse, sexual assault and stalking.

He was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee twice, 2001-03 and 2007-09, and has impressive foreign policy experience. Something particularly critical in 2020, given our poor global standing, alienating our allies and pandering to our enemies.

He resigned from the Senate to be VP and an influential VP he was, orchestrating the successful withdrawal of thousands of our troops from Iraq and tilting the decision in favor of the auto industry bailout saving millions of jobs and the communities that relied on those jobs.

Finally, besides receiving the highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in March 2017, Mr. Biden received the Congressional Patriot Award. It’s an award by a bipartisan group of leaders recognizing his work in successfully crafting legislation with Republican and Democratic support. If ever there was a time for healing this nation and working across the aisle, this is it.

Is there any comparison between this faithful, intelligent, decent and dedicated public servant and the current White House occupant? Yes, disposition, decency and experience matter in the job of president, and Vice President Joe Biden has all three in abundance.

Thanks for asking “M.” Mr. Biden’s accomplishments in service to his country considerably eclipse anything we’ve seen in the last four years. Mr. Biden has demonstrated his skill in bringing together various factions to enact meaningful change. When you consider this, the raging firestorms in the West, the pandemic and the collapse of our economy, the choice is clear.
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Jeffersonian American · October 11, 2020 at 9:20 am
Vladimir Putin, the former Soviet Union KGB Colonel now compares and equates U.S. Democrats to the old Soviet-era Communists- he should know- he was one and remains one. Hardly a ringing endorsement for President Trump. Both U.S. enemies, Russia and China are seeking a Biden win to further weaken and erode the United States from within.

On another note, honest PHOTOGRAPHS DON'T LIE. I see where Democrat Marxists below need more reputable news journalism sources where their photos don't lie.

More Truth this weekend from Miami, FL, Washington, D.C., Beverly Hills, CA and elsewhere, Americans of all races and socio-economic backgrounds know President Trump has accomplished significantly more for the American people and working American households despite having to also fight the global Chinese Wuhan Red Death unleashed across America, Democrat Communists, a hostile Democrat national Old News Media, etc., etc.:


17-YEAR-OLD FOREIGN CLIMATE MARXIST ENDORSES BIDEN "ACTUALLY, WE ARE GOING TO MAKE HIM DO IT" (make Biden end U.S. oil fracking and enact the Green New Deal):
Tony Bentley · October 2, 2020 at 12:32 pm
farmbum - I'm with you with the NO anything. Let's all make sure to Vote NO on 4 more years of Trump.
farmbum · October 2, 2020 at 12:26 pm
JA - What do you mean by welfare of America and Americans first?

207k plus dead of a pandemic.
NO National policy or coherent plans for dealing with the pandemic to state and local governments.
NO healthcare policy.
NO "war time" strategy to deal with PPE.
Open borders.
Same old issues with criminal justice.
Social upheaval and unrest.
The greatest economic collapse in all times.
Millions unemployed.
NO plan to address starting the economy up.
NO plan to address the financial burdens of main street.
NO plan for rebuilding infrastructure.

NO plans, NO accountability and NO responsibility. For anything or anyone.
Linda Ward · October 1, 2020 at 1:55 pm
JEFF - Ah, sit down and be quiet, your 2 minutes are up.
Jeffersonian American · October 1, 2020 at 7:16 am
The rabid Democrat Marxists and American History Bigots posting below are symptomatic of a deeper cancer in our American political discourse as recently noted by Pam Geller:

“The past is not dead. It is not even past,” William Faulkner once said, and leftists today have learned this well. They know the truth of George Orwell’s declaration in 1984 that “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” Controlling the present, and the future, is what the left’s war on our history is all about, from the tearing-down of statues to the 1619 Project. The leftist political and media elites are determined to destroy our freedoms and impose an authoritarian state upon us. In service of that goal, they’re working hard to make us ashamed of being American, and hence unwilling to defend our nation or our heritage.

Geller astutely notes it's a simple and common-sense standard, but one that has been lost amid the prevailing bipartisan commitment to a utopian and messianic internationalism that has had the not-so-paradoxical effect of weakening, rather than strengthening, America’s position in the world. Under both Republican and Democrat Presidents, we have been so busy saving the world that our American jobs are flowing out of the country as well as our troops, while our infrastructure is crumbling and our standard of living is progressively declining.

We have scarcely noticed, that is, until the presidency of Donald Trump- even after just three years in office- being ranked with the greatest of Presidents, in large part because he has put the welfare of America and Americans first; and whose policies aided America politically, militarily (including President Trump’s disdain for modern-era, endless wars), and economically. In stark contrast, Barack Obama ranks at the bottom of American presidential history- for a presidency that was essentially the obverse of the Trump administration- internationalist, socialist, and drifting toward authoritarianism, while Trump has been all about aiding American enterprise and strengthening America’s freedom and the freedom of its citizens of all races and economic backgrounds.

With the left now fully committed to its all-out war against our history, these American stories (and yes, our Confederate American history) become far more important than just matters of abstract historical interest. Now they are vital for Americans to recall, and to tell to our children, so that they come to know what the left is so energetically working to deny: that the United States of America is indeed the greatest country in the world, the freest, the most open for opportunity for all people, the most generous to its own people in need and to the rest of the world (Wilsonian nation-building misadventures aside).

The left’s sinister agenda depends upon our not knowing who we are, or where we came from, or how we got here. Many Americans know more about their family history from before they came to America than they do about what they did here. Many other American citizens whose family either settled or immigrated here centuries ago know full well their family history in America and who they are without apology. The American intelligentsia has forgotten, if it ever knew, Theodore Roosevelt’s assertion that there should be no hyphenated Americans, but simply Americans, whatever our national origin. We have forgotten what made us great, and that renders us vulnerable to those who would destroy us.
karl engels · September 29, 2020 at 4:47 pm
I mean all of those publications are notorious for spreading right wing propaganda, and when he’s called out on it he insults the intelligence of the people who go through the effort to fact check what we’re reading before blindly believing everything that is out forwards
Jerome Fields · September 28, 2020 at 5:29 pm
@Mark House - Excellent correction!
Mark House · September 27, 2020 at 5:18 pm
Jeffersonian Anti-American - Let's fix this statement.

KEY NOVEMBER, 2020 ELECTION TAKEAWAY: Given the VAST EVIDENCE TO DATE, anyone who votes Republican not only hates the United States of America and is ignorant of history- they are both very stupid and very dangerous.

You are welcome!
Jeffersonian American · September 27, 2020 at 10:03 am
It wouldn't matter what conservative leaning or conservative news source I cited here for some of the posters below- be it BREITBART, MISES.ORG, THE DAILY CALLER, FREE REPUBLIC, NEWSMAX, OAN, etc.

KEY NOVEMBER, 2020 ELECTION TAKEAWAY: Given the VAST EVIDENCE TO DATE, anyone who votes Democrat not only hates themselves and is ignorant of history- they are also either very stupid or very dangerous.
Tony Bentley · September 26, 2020 at 8:47 pm
Travis McArthur - Change all your comments where you wrote "Biden" to "Trump" and you would be right for once in your life.
Silii · September 25, 2020 at 6:27 pm
Calypso, If you hate Ms. Kadilak's letters so much, stop reading them. Duh. Just like the fool beating his head against a brick wall and saying he has a headache.
Fred_GarvinJr · September 23, 2020 at 5:04 pm
I don't care whether you're a red fan or a blue fan. Nobody with even a modicum of credibility would cite American Thinker as a reputable source. It's a s&#* site. Why anyone would even waste their time reading that garbage is beyond me.
karl engels · September 22, 2020 at 11:19 am
You haven’t presented a single credible source yet, I would say try another type of outlet altogether, possibly one without quite so much xenophobia and fear mongering
Jerome Fields · September 21, 2020 at 3:16 pm
Jeffersonian A. - Ever heard of video manipulation? Stick one person's head on another's body, use another voice recording instead of the actual person?

"Your eyes are seeing what they are seeing- eyes rarely lie:" But a certain person with a little round mouth, tiny fingers, and a bird nest of orange hair, LIES all the time. He rarely if ever tells the TRUTH.
farmbum · September 21, 2020 at 9:01 am
American Thinker is another trash outlet for conspiracy theorist. It's far right leaning bloggers and writers revel in false claims and emotional charged screed.

One can seek more direct material at Breibart or the Liberty Beacon.
Jeffersonian American · September 21, 2020 at 6:29 am
Mr. Marx-Engels, I've noticed you don't care for any sources that I cite or use. American Thinker is like most Lincoln-Statist, Big Government Republican-leaning news establishments- they only teach or permit one version of Mr. Lincoln's War to be taught, for example, with a strong current of Confederaphobia- so they are not perfect. However, you should try to submit anything else as a topic for publication on their web site, read by millions of Americans. Their editorial scrutiny and review is quite stringent and rigorous; and I very much appreciate my article submissions they have published world-wide.

So if you want me to try another conservative media outlet, you'll probably dislike the source below; after all, video evidence is harder to refute as mere "spreading misinformation." Your eyes are seeing what they are seeing- eyes rarely lie:
karl engels · September 20, 2020 at 6:20 pm
American thinker is also prominent for spreading misinformation. You’ve gotta branch out of your little hobbit hole of conservative media outlets
Tony Bentley · September 19, 2020 at 2:27 pm
Travis McArthur - You forgot that useless Mitch McConnell. He's done nothing for the people of Kentucky in decades, but has made himself rich. His wife is as bad if not worse, hasn't done one single thing for the DOT but helped out her Taiwanese family get permits to ship whatever they want to the USA.
Savefauquiercounty2019 · September 19, 2020 at 9:02 am
Me 2 illegal leaders are already orchestrating their attacks compliments of a billionaire who hates America. The last supreme court judge was accused of being the head of a rape gang with absolutely no evidence. The radical left has already plotted their destruction of America. Riots, burning, murders will worsen as they violently try to take over America. This billionaire has already left billions to organizations who appear credible to the naive. Make no mistake, the radical left has been channeling monies even into our school systems. Defund police, supporting terror, supporting criminals, media take over, aborting babies up til the delivery, anti semitic leaders,open borders, 11 million illegals who are under Democratic sanctuaries at tax payers expense and millions will vote. Who do we thank? People like you?
Jeffersonian American · September 19, 2020 at 8:14 am
Since Mr. Marx-Engels detests my writing, let's highlight author J. Robert Smith's excellent writing at AMERICAN THINKER, "The Biden Hoax." Smith notes:

Joe Biden’s nomination is the Democrats’ crowning insult. They’re making another go at playing voters for chumps. Democrats, the D.C. establishment, and the left started hoaxing Americans back in 2016. The Russia Hoax was about destroying candidate, and then President, Trump. The conspirators dragged the nation through nearly three years of divisive and costly investigations and hearings. Framing Trump and destroying his presidency was worth stoking enmity. The Russia Hoax morphed into the Impeachment Hoax, wherein vindictive congressional Democrats abused their powers to -- yes -- try to frame the president. The Democrats’ malice knows no bottom.

Biden’s nomination is more than a go at sly stagecraft; it’s the most audacious gaslighting in American history. Everybody and his sister can see that Biden is suffering early onset dementia. If not, then let’s see the neurological evals, because Biden’s compass isn’t pointing true north. He’s slow, often confused, irritable, and, increasingly vacant. He shuffles when he walks. Trotting ten feet to a podium -- once -- doesn’t count. He takes days off, and his availability is strictly limited. Packing Biden off for a quick, canned event in Florida isn’t close to Trump’s indefatigable stumping. Most days, Biden lives out the campaign at his spacious Wilmington, Delaware house.

Not surprisingly, the MSM throws Biden softballs. That’s a given among Fourth Estate bulldogs. Democrats always get passes, even when their minds are intact. But you’d expect so-called journalists to give enough of a damn about the nation’s welfare that Biden’s fitness would merit a few questions.

Simple question: Does the Democrats’ nominee -- the man put forward to occupy the most powerful elective office on the planet -- have the mental acuity and stamina to meet the job’s 24/7 demands? China is increasingly an adversary. The nation faces stiff challenges domestically. The MSM are reckless in their disregard. They’re so corroded by cynicism, so in the tank for the Democratic Party, that they maintain a monkish silence. Or glide over the obvious about Biden’s decline.

Future generations will ridicule what passes for journalism today. An entire generation of journalists is, in fact, made up of shills -- propagandists -- eagerly participating in a con.

With Biden’s self-awareness drifting away, maybe he doesn’t grasp that he’s been set up. Biden is the second coming of Chauncey Gardner. The Democratic establishment wants addled ol’ Joe to be the empty vessel that voters pour whatever they want into.

Wavering voters need to wrap their minds around this fact: President Trump isn’t squaring off against Joe Biden. He’s battling the cabal that Biden is fronting. If through some perversion, some warping of sensibilities -- or epic fraud -- Biden is elected president, it isn’t just Kamala Harris who becomes de facto president. It’s the entire depraved enterprise that comprises the Democratic Party and the left. Harris may well be the General Secretary in a “Harris Administration,” but you can bet that she’d have a Politburo to answer to.

If Democrats steal the election, then for years ahead, a spiderweb of lies, fraud, and venality will stretch across America. America will be run by some amalgam of Sacramento, Portland, and Chicago -- or, in other words, some combo of Big Brother, lawlessness, and corruption. The country may not free itself for decades. Or the nation could break apart.

The convenient forgetting of Biden’s corruption is another aspect of the hoax. If Biden is upright than crooked is straight. Caught on videotape, Biden bragged about strongarming the Ukrainians. Why? To pull Hunter Biden’s, and Hunter’s business associates’, nuts out of a legal fire in the Ukraine. (CONTINUED NEXT POSTING)
Jeffersonian American · September 19, 2020 at 8:13 am

We know about Hunter and associates raking in millions of dollars from the Chinese. Merely coincidental, goes the party line. Joe confabbing with Xi Jingping and other Chinese oligarchs just days ahead of Hunter and company inking a deal with a state-owned bank there is pure chance. Where were the packs of reporters hounding the Bidens? No calls for congressional investigations from CNN or CNBC talking heads. Instead, shrugs and offhand dismissals of Joe Biden’s highly suspect role. What would be the point of Joe influence-peddling? To make Hunter rich? Any curiosity about a Biden skim? Like the Clintons, Biden, now useful, is granted generous license.

Understand what we’re up against. We’re up against a Democratic Party that began unraveling in the late 1960s. It’s policies and governance failed then, and have failed ever since. Progressive (aka, liberal) economics needed bailouts from Reagan and Trump. Progressive social policies have created the dysfunctions that are causing the lawlessness and collapse in Democrat-run cities. Black generational poverty -- a root cause of urban derangement -- was spawned by LBJ’s Great Society. Cronyism and corruption -- always rife in the Democratic Party -- are historic today in terms of pervasiveness. Democrats are bankrupt. What do they have left but bolder subterfuge and criminality?

Then there’s the left. Communism -- Marxism, in fashionable parlance -- started failing shortly after the Russian Revolution. Communism’s ideas -- tried across the globe -- never worked. Human nature -- hundreds of thousands of years of human development -- make it so. Yet, those who are insatiably power-hungry love communism, because it’s a vehicle to unfettered power. In little more than a century, to make communism stick, some hundred million people were killed, from Russia to China to North Korea to the Killing Fields of Cambodia and elsewhere. Intimidation and violence are, finally, all the left has to gain the power it craves.

Are American leftists any different? In 2020, what have we witnessed unfold in blue cities from Seattle to New York? The street thugs and shock troops now present on Democrat turf are mere prelude to what American leftists intend to unleash in their quest for dominance.

The Biden Hoax is the crudest of the hoaxes yet perpetrated by Democrats and the left. They’re playing, perhaps, the last card in their deck of hoaxes. What comes next will have less to do with deception. What’s next is the fully unleashed rage of a flailing party and ism.
Travis McArthur · September 18, 2020 at 7:49 pm
If you wish to support candidate who did not do a thing all his life, except getting rich on USA dollar, vote Biden. He is a thief, just like every democrat. He used his power and influence to make fortune for himself and secure income for his son. Of course, democrats are either too stupid or on the take to see it; how much are they paying you, martincunt, to put up this shit you dont even believe in yourself? Doing dirty job for democraps, hoping for some scraps, eh? learn a skill, get a job, you dont need to be a leach all your life.
P.S. martincut, do you molest girls and women just like Biden does? What do you say, sicko?
martinkus · September 18, 2020 at 3:42 pm
If you wish to support a candidate who is arrogant, ignorant, incompetent, and dysfunctional; a candidate who is morally, ethically, and intellectually bankrupt; a candidate who is a relentless, unapologetic and unrepentant chronic liar; a candidate who is a con-artist and flim-flam man; a candidate who is a malignant narcissist; and a candidate who may very well be Vladimir Putin's puppet, then Donald J. Trump is clearly your candidate, and perhaps your candidate for life!
Savefauquiercounty2019 · September 18, 2020 at 1:39 pm
Kathy, what planet are you on? After his wife's accident Biden did not wish to be sworn in.. Ted Kennedy called and told him not to back off they'd would swear him in at the hospital. Really? Biden highlights he is into his family but he behaved differently during this trauma. He should have backed off from being on the Senate until his family trauma was care for but instead he puts Americans on the back burner. He has been in office too long without showing positive results. His connection to China is alarming and Feinstein had a Chinese spy with her for 10 years. Feinstein's husband is also connected to China. Wake up. Biden is a complete joke. Kamala Harris was the worst thing that happened to black Americans. She also releases illegals in the community at large along with your democratic, racist Governor. The democratic leadership is corrupt/criminals. Joe can't run this country, it will end up being Kamala. You are being played. Where is Huma Weiner? She has family connections to terror. The democratic party has been taken over by the radical left.
karl engels · September 18, 2020 at 10:52 am
Travis bud I think that’s just you, Jeffersonian American just sits with the thesaurus open in the next window so that he can put in the facade of seeming intelligent, and your EXTRAVAGANT use of CAPS is mind numbing. You idiots are staring fascism in the face, and saying yes daddy give it to me harder
farmbum · September 18, 2020 at 9:44 am
No sane person bound to reality, seeing the tens of millions unemployed, seeing the untimely deaths of 200k Americans should vote Republican.

The economic desperations of our fellow citizens, the lack of law and order, the failings to address border control and immigration, the contempt for fellowship in basic Constitutional rights have all been brought forward these last 4 years by Republicans.

In every aspect of Federal government, the current administration has failed the Country and the American people.

In every dealing with global powers, America has lost the leadership positions it carried and coveted.

Our military has the worst readiness capabilities now more so than any other time in history.

Our trade policies have led directly to subsidiaries (in the billions) for industry and agriculture whose products go unsold.

Our healthcare plans remain unsolved. America has the highest rates of COVID infections in the world. And we rank highest in deaths from COVID. And yes, we lack plans on continuing to address the COVID pandemic. PPE, testing and even Vaccine development and distributions remain troublesome.

We lack plans, other than "stimulus" to regain our economic and fiscal balances. And we have yet to address the corporation to citizen tax disparity.
Infrastructure rebuilds and plans still have not materialized. If not now, when?

The current administration is wrong for America. Ask yourself, are you better off today than you were 4 years ago? Is your family? Your community?
Travis McArthur · September 18, 2020 at 7:48 am
Biden is the candidate of party of hate, division, racism and antisemitism - aka Democrats.
Jeffersonian American · September 18, 2020 at 7:09 am

Writing at AMERICAN THINKER, Steve Feinstein notes there is no chance of any misinterpretation whatsoever- it is impossible for any sane, rational, level-headed person to consciously support the Democratic ticket in 2020. On every single issue, right down the line, the Republicans offer a better solution and their path of governance delivers a superior quality of life to every American. It is provable, unarguable and unequivocal. Opposition to President Trump breaks down into three areas, none of which are valid reasons for voting for the Democrats.

Reason No. 1 -- Emotional Blindness

Today, the starkest example of destructive blind party loyalty is the rioting and anti-police violence perpetrated by domestic anarchist groups. National Democratic politicians refuse to condemn their behavior. Assassins cheer for police deaths and block the emergency room entrance and every high-profile Democrat remains silent, which effectively amounts to approval. Yet every committed liberal voter will still vote for them after rationalizing it away. That is the ultimate in hypocritical emotional blindness.

Reason No. 2 -- The Choice of Personal Style Over Governing Policy

President Trump’s tangible, concrete policies have been hugely successful for America.

He’s lowered personal income taxes, benefitting all taxpaying workers.

He’s lowered corporate taxes and reduced punitive regulations, leading to a strong, confident business climate and record employment across all demographic and gender categories.

Championed the production of domestic energy, leading to energy independence and freedom from Mideast oil sheiks.

Rebuilt our military, strengthening national security.

Reduced illegal immigration and strengthened border security.

Renegotiated bad international trade deals, for the good of American companies and workers.

Stopped flights from China and formed the Coronavirus Task Force, both before the end of January, while the Democrats were still pushing their bogus impeachment hearings.

In every area, President Trump has been right on top of every issue, despite the liberal media and high-profile Democrats criticizing him and grandstanding at every opportunity.

Democrats, having no actual basis for policy disagreements, object to President Trump’s personal style. He’s harsh. He’s often abrupt and personally insulting. He defeated Hillary Clinton- the First Woman President- and had the gall to call her “Crooked Hillary.” According to the Democrats, President Trump is beneath the office.

This is how it is with emotionally hamstrung, close-minded Democratic voters. Even academically smart, professionally accomplished Democratic voters are blinded by their anger and resentment, born of Trump’s rough, in-your-face personal style. When pressed for legal specifics, these Democratic cheerleaders have no legal specifics because there are none. Their reactions are totally style-based. These voters are completely illogical and embarrassingly unintellectual, wholly detached from the reality of the superb economy (rebounding much faster from COVID-19 than the Democrats would have wanted), reborn military, environmentally conscious energy independence, vastly improved border security, and beneficial trade agreements. All of which has been directly brought about by President Trump’s policies.

Reason No. 3 -- Ignorance of the Issues and History.

This is self-explanatory. It’s obvious that far too many unqualified, result-distorting votes are being cast.

The differences between Republican and Democratic governing philosophy are dramatic and every single Republican approach results in an enhanced quality of daily life for every American citizen.

Whether it be support for law and order, a strong military, aggressive domestic fossil fuel production in an environmentally-conscious manner, a strong anti-terror-based foreign policy rather than weak appeasement, ending Chinese theft of our intellectual property and ending our overreliance on them for cheap manufacturing, negotiating international trade agreements that prioritize American companies and American workers, promoting a growing stock market that will fully fund union pensions and private retirement 401ks, keeping taxes low, bringing order to an out-of-control illegal immigration process, promoting a sane balance of private health care and publicly-available safety-net options and preserving ready access to religious worship for those who chose it, every one of these Republican positions improves life for everyone who lives here.

Deep in their private thoughts, even reasonably aware Democrats know this, but they vote the “wrong” way anyway for the three reasons given above, acting as prisoners of their own crippling weak egos and emotional cowardice.

When logic and reason guide the voting decision, the country makes good choices and it moves in a positive direction.
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Rover 530 · September 17, 2020 at 4:50 pm
And Trumpublicans aren't lazy, racist and anti-Jewish? Curious. I thought that's what Trump is all about. He proves it every day. Turn on your TV. Read the newspaper.
Jerome Fields · September 17, 2020 at 4:48 pm
Travis McArthur and nonewtaxes - your lies are a joke, and not in a good way.
Travis McArthur · September 17, 2020 at 4:17 pm
"Biden sure molested lot of women over the years - that's his greatest accomplishment."

Exactly! There are dozens of movies and photos of sleazy Joe touching little girls and sniffing women's hair. But democrats love him - because they are the same, disgusting group of people. Democrats are lazy, racist and antisemite leaches on the society.
Rover 530 · September 17, 2020 at 2:23 pm
Joe Biden is, indeed, a faithful, intelligent, decent, dedicated public servant. Fact, not bluster. Donald Trump, on the other hand, does not and has never displayed these qualities. Trump is a man of no compassion for the American people. Broken promises, lies, denials and turning Americans against each other. Fact, not fiction and Trump is all bluster with nothing to back him up. Look at all the 'wonderful' people he has appointed to high office and who have either resigned because of corruption or disgust with the administration or who have been fired by the man who appointed them because they wouldn't kiss his 'ring'.
farmbum · September 17, 2020 at 6:23 am
Reality check for Republicans -

Worst economic collapse in WORLD history - Promised GDP of 6 percent, delivered GDP of -55 percent.
Millions unemployed, high number was 10 million.
Republican plan - Send stimulus monies in addition to State unemployment benefits. When it runs out? NO PLAN.
No healthcare plan, or significant changes. Promise broken.
No infrastructure plan. Promise broken.
No National Plan for Covid. 121K plus dead. It's still here.
Conservative judges - Same old problems with law enforcement and crime.
Forest fires - Look over there, 56 percent on FEDERAL lands.

In four short years, they have mis-managed most everything they have come across.

But they did give corporations the largest tax break in American history.

Corporations are people too.

Republicans - The new fascists.

Go get your free covid test and vote twice. Then return to your bunker.
nonewtaxes · September 17, 2020 at 12:26 am
The hatred of the dems will force ole joe biden to be publicly humiliated during the debate. Lucky for joe he wont even know it happened.

What do the dems hate about trump?
best economy in 50 years - that aint no good. It gets people off of the welfare roll and gives them freedom.
build a wall- yep that aint no good but i bet you lock your car and house every day cause you dont want just anyone popping in
protect the 2nd - thats super bad, gun bad,
protect infants - maybe all the tv stations as a public service should air a few live abortions just we could all see what we are talking about
fair trade with china - gotta protect ip investment, china let lfu get out of hand so they allowed it to get out of country. If china would have closed borders in december china gets crushed but rest of world moves on. Thats not part of chinas plan for world domination.
to protect and serve - that aint really no good. got to let punks cap the cops because that what cops earned.
global warming - how come canada aint burning? canada didnt have blm people lighting fires.
Mark House · September 16, 2020 at 4:58 pm
Calypso - "You will be the mean time we will pray for you and those like you. Never forget...."Thou shall not kill"

So what's your feelings on the forced hysterectomies being performed on immigrant women in ICE holding facilities? Not abortions, but removing their uterus's and ovaries! Remember before you answer, this is happening under Trump's watch!
Mark House · September 16, 2020 at 4:55 pm
farmbum - "Rebublicans - The socialists fascist party of today."

Exactly! So much winning.....
Mark House · September 16, 2020 at 4:53 pm
"Biden sure molested lot of women over the years - that's his greatest accomplishment. Now he is just a confused, demented old fart who does not know what is going on, where he is and what day of the week it is. Truly the picture of democratic party; incompetent, confused, useless man." - Heather Johnson

That's libel unless you can prove it Heather! Now, as to Trump, even his own WIFE said he RAPED her, and his Rape Rap Sheet is as long as his red tie.
farmbum · September 16, 2020 at 1:12 pm
Republicans -
200k Americans dead. 10 9/11's. Leading the WORLD in death rates. No national strategy for testing, PPE distribution, social distancing...nor masks.

10's of millions unemployed. No national strategy on economic stimuli, no strategy on jobs, on infrastructure, on healthcare.

Largest economic handouts via tax cuts in corporate American history.

Largest stimulus/bailouts/handouts to agri-business in American history.

Largest tariff increases in American history. A tax on consumers and American business that has had little to no effect on trade balances.

No promised increases in Manufacturing jobs materialized.

No promised Healthcare plan materialized.

No Southern border strategy changed, no wall funded by Mexico built.

Rebublicans - The socialists fascist party of today.
Conditd · September 16, 2020 at 12:54 pm
Kathy- thanks for thoughtful article, a lot of us Virginians agree with but there lots of folks in the county who only watch fox news and conspiracy sites. They rail against your article And call you names so they can feel superior supporting Their candidate.
Calypso · September 16, 2020 at 10:20 am
You know Ms Kadilak, you keep coming back and coming back with Biden - pushing him in our faces sort of like, well....just like a Democrat......shoving your ideals....I believe that you probably consider yourself privileged and educated...... you may very well be both however it has been my observation that an alarming amount of Democrats believe in abortion and forever traverse the planet trying to legitimize the act they themselves may have participated in, in one way or another............Biden believes in killing the unborn. He and his party believe it is "ok fine" to kill a child after it has been born if the parents don't want it - Or perhaps snip the little girl's spinal cord with a pair of surgical scissors at the base of her skull six or seven or eight months out ...............this is the of it's many faces that the Democrats and Biden represent. You need to closely examine your conscious my dear - life on this planet is but a blink. There is an afterlife. You will be the mean time we will pray for you and those like you. Never forget...."Thou shall not kill"
Constitutional Insurgent · September 16, 2020 at 9:59 am
@JA - Your last paragraph is apropos to another certain major party candidate as well.....
Jeffersonian American · September 16, 2020 at 7:27 am
It is difficult for me to comprehend how 30-40 percent of American citizens could actually consider Joe Biden to be a "...FAITHFUL, INTELLIGENT, DECENT, DEDICATED PUBLIC SERVANT," when the truth from the historic record to date proves he is absolutely none of those things. It is truly amazing to me in the year 2020 that someone would actually still believe these Spectacular Lies being said and written about Joe Biden, who is, in life, actually a corrupt, vapid, dishonorable, demented public servant.

WOW- there are simply too many documented facts from Biden's long and vile political career to list here, but I will summarize a few documented truths about him for any of our fellow citizens who may still be confused over who and what former Vice President Joe Biden really is:

FAITHFUL? Senator Biden was cheating on his first wife when she was killed in the automobile accident:

INTELLIGENT? Here is evidence of Vice President Biden's voluble adolescent intellect:

The lowest point of Biden's simpleton, moronic, pathetic, lowly ranked academic credentials, was when he brazenly trashed one of America's most distinguished and academically qualified Jurists on national television- Senator Biden's political attack on Judge Robert Bork at his U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings- in which Judge Bork later noted, every sentence of Senator Ted Kennedy’s statement was false, and accurately wrote that Mr. Biden’s own brief on his nomination was “world class in the category of scurrility.”

DECENT? Why not ask the scores of women over the decades who have encountered "Creepy Joe" in person what they think of him:

And don't forget Biden's inappropriate behaviors and touching of children:

Joe Biden even lied about the truck driver who was involved in the fatal accident which killed his first wife and child, smearing an innocent man for 40 years (who had no stop sign when his distraught first wife pulled out in front of him):

DEDICATED PUBLIC SERVANT? Perhaps the author meant, "traitorous, corrupt public office holder who has seriously endangered our national security" instead:

And don't forget the older Joe Biden, winding down his third discredited, failed presidential campaign, is by all objective views, mentally incapacitated as well:

This article is another attempt to spread Spectacular Lies about Joe Biden, who has no business ever being nominated for U.S. President by any major political party, much less being elected to the highest, most sensitive, most ethically and mentally challenging office of our land. Law Abiding, Thinking American Citizens of integrity who value life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness deserve much better than Joe Biden, who is in life, actually a corrupt, vapid, dishonorable, demented public servant.
nonewtaxes · September 16, 2020 at 6:54 am
It doesnt matter if Biden is a decent man or not. It matters if he can run the country or not.

His plan for covid = we'll put a panel together and come out with something in 2021.

His plan for race relations = let them burn what they want

His plan for china = lets be best friends

His plan for health insurance = free (does that mean doctors work for nothing?)

his plan for education = free ( does that mean teachers work for nothing?)

You want to see free stuff look at other socialist countries. The only thing they get for free is misery.

It'd be nice if we applied socialism to sports. I'm a fat old white guy. I should get a position of a basketball team only because of my race to make the team look more like the race % of america. Then we should all get paid the same - the waterboy, me, and L James. That'd be a nice game to see. Let him suck on that for awhile.

I claim L James has physical privilege. He can do things on a basketball court most of us cant. He should pay us for that shame. I feel like a victim because I'm fat and old. How dare you have that ability. Send me a check.
Truepat · September 16, 2020 at 6:34 am
I actually worked at the White House quite a bit in the 90's and although I was amazed to be where very few could stand, in the heart of the free world and be with the most important man in the world for several administrations, I did get to see the "real" person a president is and he is just one of us and pretty much the CEO of a large country. Ronnie had Nancy as his boss, Bill, well I watched from the campaign trail and we used to wonder about things, don't remember seeing Hillary at the parties honestly LOL, George 1 and his health causing a scare about Quayle becoming president but his wife Barbara was a very friendly "grandma" type, rumors of George 2 and his partying, in actuality my friends they were all human and all made mistakes, I won't go into great detail but believe me, they are all human beings with mistakes and cause, affiliation doesn't make a difference, so argue as you wish but Vote is the answer, cheers......
Heather Johnson · September 16, 2020 at 5:02 am
Biden sure molested lot of women over the years - that's his greatest accomplishment. Now he is just a confused, demented old fart who does not know what is going on, where he is and what day of the week it is. Truly the picture of democratic party; incompetent, confused, useless man.
Constitutional Insurgent · September 15, 2020 at 8:38 pm
Credit where it is due, but it utterly fails to address the underlying issues that prevent any meaningful peace. The UAE and Bahrain [KSA] both want entry into the Israeli tech sector; both entities also have almost zero "public street" sentiment to address at home.
FalconDad · September 15, 2020 at 8:35 pm
Thank you for pointing out that the Middle East agreement signing today was an “important step”.
Constitutional Insurgent · September 15, 2020 at 8:31 pm
@FalconDad - But, while I also applaud the Administration for helping broker this normalization of's not historic, nor a "peace" deal as the media is trying to exclaim.

A good summation of the UAE end of the brokerage [Bahrain's was conducted entirely with Saudi Arabia's consent and enabling] can be found here:

This is an important step, but a small one.....unlike Jared Kushner's characterization today.
FalconDad · September 15, 2020 at 8:25 pm
I agree with most that Joe Biden is a decent guy. That does not mean he can run a country. I want to see more of what I saw today on ALL national news networks of Trump getting the Middle East peace started. I was astounded that CNN and MSNBC both applauded Trump for this! This is historic!
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