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It’s obvious that Joe Biden’s press availability Friday was scripted. It was so scripted that Chris Stirewalt noticed it. After Biden criticized President Trump for the comments he didn’t make in France 2 years ago, Biden launched into another attack on what Biden calls a “K-shaped recovery.” According to Biden, the Trump economy makes the rich richer while making the poor poorer.

That’s been disproven multiple times by Larry Kudlow alone but Democrats don’t care about facts. Facts aren’t stubborn things to Democrats. They’re irrelevant to today’s Democrats. The first question was posed by The Atlantic’s Edward-Isaac Dovere about The Atlantic’s article that accused President Trump of calling dead WW I soldiers suckers and losers. Dovere asked “When you hear these remarks — ‘suckers,’ ‘losers,’ recoiling from amputees, what does it tell you about President Trump’s soul and the life he leads?”

The next set-up question was asked by CNN’s MJ Lee, who asked this leading question:

I wonder if you worry that this kind of language that comes from the president of the United States can deter some Americans who are tuning into him to not wear masks.

Next was Ed O’Keefe’s two-fer:

CBS News correspondent Ed O’Keefe squeezed in two questions for Biden, the first of which asked what the former vice president thought of Trump’s supposed suggestion to voters that they should vote both by mail and in-person. The second question asked why Biden wasn’t “angrier” at Trump’s reported comments about the fallen soldiers.

Then there’s this:

ABC News correspondent Mary Bruce also questioned Biden about Trump’s attempts to discourage mail-in voting but invoked Russia’s efforts to “sow doubt” in the electoral process and whether Biden was “concerned” that such messaging may be working to disenfranchise his own supporters.

After that, Stirewalt entered the discussion:

So seldom do reporters get to ask Joe Biden questions, so seldom do reporters — this is the second time really in quite a while … and that was shamefully embarrassing,” Stirewalt told “Outnumbered Overtime”. “I mean, there were two questions in there that maybe could have been considered adversarial but that was as bad as when Trump calls on some niche pro-Trump publication to ask him how magnificent his magnificence is.”

Stirewalt singled out O’Keefe for the question about why Biden wasn’t “angrier” about Trump’s reported comments, sarcastically calling it his “favorite.” “I’m just sitting here listening thinking, ‘Don’t you want to know about his plans? Don’t you want to know about the controversy surrounding his plans? Don’t you want to know anything?'” Stirewalt exclaimed. “The closest we got to adversarial questioning was when they were asking him about whether he got his coronavirus test up his nose or whatever.”

Friday morning, the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) issued the August Jobs Report. According to the report, the economy created 1,400,000 jobs in August, an astonishing report. As noteworthy as that is, the headline was that the unemployment rate dropped from 10.2% to 8.4%, the second-biggest percentage drop in history. Not a single question was asked about the jobs report or about Biden’s plan to raise taxes. That didn’t fit the media’s agenda, though, so they asked about President Trump’s soul instead.

I won’t call these gas-bags reporters or journalists. They’re Democrat propagandists. Period.

MSNBC’s Steve Rattner has a difficult responsibility today. He had the unenviable task of explaining why today’s jobs report wasn’t great news. Let’s just say that he gave it the good old college try:

Rattner said “The good news is that we added 1.4 million new jobs. The bad news is that we added fewer jobs than the previous month and way fewer jobs the month before that.” Steve Rattner isn’t an idiot, though he apparently plays one on MSNBC. Of course, the job creation numbers this month are way down from the report 2 months ago, when a record 4,800,000 jobs were created. Still, it’s the 4th largest job creation figure behind June, May and July of this year.

This article takes a similarly negative tone:

Employers added another 1.4 million jobs to the US economy in August, as the jobs recovery continued to slow.

This was in line with expectations, and down from 1.7 million jobs added in July and 4.8 million in June. Every person who can go back to work is a win for the recovery from the unprecedented jobless crisis the Covid-19 pandemic has brought on. However, America is still down 11.5 million jobs from February. This means millions of families are still in need of benefits to make ends meet while Congress continues to argue about the next stimulus package.

The needs should be met by targeting areas of need. Naturally, Nancy Pelosi insists that everything is terrible:

The August jobs report highlights the continuing urgent need for action as the economic recovery stimulated by Congress’s early and robust investments continues to slow down. More than six months into this crisis, tens of millions are still out of work, particularly in communities of color, with more than 1 million Americans having filed for pandemic and initial unemployment claims for 24 straight weeks, and millions more are facing food insecurity, unsafe schools and workplaces, and the devastating prospect of eviction and homelessness.

The needs that are urgent are shrinking. Thankfully, Joe Biden’s policies weren’t in place. If they were, we’d have a major crisis. President Trump continues to bring manufacturing companies back from other countries, which strengthens the US economy while strengthening our national security. Ms. Pelosi sees the economy pick up momentum. If she doesn’t negotiate a deal, fast, President Trump will get most of the credit. Here’s more Pelosi BS:

“Sadly, Republicans continue to demonstrate their utter contempt for the lives and livelihoods of millions of Americans who are being devastated by Republicans’ deadly inaction. The White House and Senate Republicans have made clear that they still do not comprehend the scale of this disaster or the urgent needs of our communities and the American people. House Democrats have come to the negotiating table willing to compromise, and we will continue reaching out until we achieve a fair agreement that meets the needs of all Americans.

Thank Larry Kudlow for some sunshine:

This article is definitely music to President Trump’s ears. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, aka the BLS, reports that “U.S. employers added 1.4 million jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 8.4%.” This isn’t just a recovery. To use President Trump’s terminology, it’s a rocketship recovery. In a campaign speech in Latrobe, PA, he said it isn’t just a V-shaped recovery. It’s a super-V. At its worst, the unemployment rate hit 14.7%. In the 4 months since, that rate dropped to 13.3%, then to 11.1%, then to 10.2%. This month’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.4%.

Despite that major drop in the unemployment rate, ABCNews did its best to characterize the drop this way:

The “unemployment rate dropped slightly”? Seriously? As usual, Ed Morrissey nails it with this analysis:

All in all, it’s a fantastic report, especially given the predictions of collapse when the CARES Act expired. There may still be some need for targeted stimulus, but it’s become clear that we do not need broad-based helicopter cash to keep the economy on track now. What we need is broad-based support for getting the rest of America reopened.

Earlier this week, the ADP report predicted a much smaller increase in jobs:

Private payroll growth came in well below expectations for August, according to a report Wednesday from ADP, whose job tallies have differed widely from the government’s during the coronavirus pandemic. Companies added 428,000 jobs during the month, well below the 1.17 million estimate from economists surveyed by Dow Jones though a leap above the lackluster 212,000 that ADP measured for July.

They were only off by 1,000,000 jobs created. There’s nothing disappointing or lackluster about August’s jobs report. This article takes an optimistic view of things:

“We are still moving in the right direction and the pace of the jobs recovery seems to have picked up, but it still looks like it will take a while, and likely a vaccine, before we get back close to where we were at the beginning of this year,” said Tony Bedikian, head of global markets at Citizens Bank. “We continue to be optimistic that the economy has turned a corner and that we’ll continue to see steady progress.

This isn’t good news for the Biden campaign. It isn’t good news for Nancy Pelosi’s negotiations on another stimulus package. This says that targeted relief is more in order rather than tons of cash just dropped indiscriminately to everyone.

Yesterday, Joe Biden had difficulty reading a prepared speech off a teleprompter:

What was Biden trying to say? I literally can’t decipher him. When he squints, it’s when he couldn’t read off the teleprompter. That was bad. This is frightening:

“Covid has taken this year, just since the outbreak, has taken more than 100 years, look, here’s, the lives, it’s just, it’s ju-, I mean, you think about it.”

If Biden went to Kenosha, he’d have to answer unscripted questions. That’s the Democrats’ worst nightmare:

His staffers got him out of that Pittsburgh setting fast so he didn’t have to answer questions. How could he handle the responsibilities of being president? I don’t think he could.

Joe Biden’s flip-flop factory worked overtime yesterday. During his speech in Pittsburgh, Biden emphatically stated “I am not banning fracking. Let me say that again: I am not banning fracking no matter how many times Donald Trump lies about me.”

Joe thinks we’re stupid. People paying attention know that he’s repeatedly stated that he’s willing to ban fracking. This video highlights what he said yesterday in Pittsburgh with things he said during the Democrats’ presidential debates:

C’mon man, Joe. That video doesn’t depict President Trump lying about Joe Biden’s ever-shifting positions on fracking. That’s Mr. Biden repeatedly flip-flopping on the issue of fracking. Blaming President Trump for things Mr. Biden said himself isn’t a portrait in accountability. It’s a portrait in excuse-making. Coming to think of it, Mr. Biden dishonestly accused President Trump for not taking responsibility for President Trump’s decisions.

As disgusting as Mr. Biden’s flip-flops were, they weren’t the worst part of Mr. Biden’s speech. Mollie Hemingway’s article highlights Mr. Biden plagiarizing Vice President Pence’s speech. First, here’s what Biden said yesterday:

Rioting is not protesting. Looting is not protesting. Setting fires is not protesting. None of this is protesting.

Next, this is what Vice President Pence said in his acceptance speech last Thursday:

President Trump and I will always support the right of Americans to peaceful protest, but rioting and looting is not peaceful protest; tearing down statues is not free speech. And those who do so will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Joe Biden’s plagiarism knows no limits, as this videotape proves:

Let’s summarize these videotapes. What they prove is that Joe Biden is disgustingly dishonest, a serial plagiarist and a candidate that’s willing to say anything when he’s in political hot water. Joe Biden didn’t deliver his speech on riots because stopping rioting is a priority for him. Biden delivered that speech because a bunch of Democrat consultants told him he was slipping in the battleground states because he’d ignored the rioting.

Joe Bidewn is a cheap fake, a say-anything career politician. Democrats prefer that type of politician.

Joe Biden proved again today that he’s just another long-winded politician who doesn’t care about people. Today in Pittsburgh, Joe Biden attacked President Trump with lie after lie, then left without taking reporters’ questions. What a stand-up politician he isn’t.

It’s beyond ironic that Biden said “This president long ago forfeited any moral leadership in this country. He can’t stop the violence – because for years he has fomented it. He may believe mouthing the words law and order makes him strong, but his failure to call on his own supporters to stop acting as an armed militia in this country shows you how weak he is.” President Trump’s supporters aren’t “acting as an armed militia.” They’re nowhere to be found. The streets of Portland are filled with Antifa rioters. The streets of Minneapolis were filled with Black Lives Matter rioters.

For 3 months, Joe Biden didn’t say a thing about the rioting. Minutes ago, Biden said “I want to make it absolutely clear. I’ll be clear about all of this. Rioting is not protesting. Looting is not protesting. Setting fires is not protesting. None of this is protesting. It’s lawlessness. Plain and simple. And those who do it should be prosecuted.” Where were those words during June, July and the first 30 days of August, Mr. Biden?

Democrats didn’t mention this violence during the DNC. Now we’re supposed to think that they’re getting serious about eliminating violence? That’s insulting. Mayor Ted Wheeler, another mindless Democrat, isn’t interested in stopping the violence in Portland. We know that because the rioting has been happing in Portland for the past 90+ days.

During that time, President Trump has offered help to stop the riots at least weekly. Each time, Wheeler rejected those offers of help. Meanwhile, it’s dishonest that Mr. Biden has insisted that President Trump has fomented the rioting. President Trump has tried to stop the violence. Democrats have rejected his offers of help.

Notice at the end that Biden walks off without taking a single unscripted question. He read from a script during his speech, then left. He has to do this because he isn’t capable of speaking without a script. We can’t elect someone whose mind is gone. After watching today’s speech, it’s apparent that today’s Joe Biden isn’t the Joe Biden of the Obama administration.

One of Biden’s staffers must’ve written this statement that condemns violence. I’m betting that Joe didn’t write it. I’m betting that because he isn’t awake that often.

The staffer’s statement starts by saying “The deadly violence we saw overnight in Portland is unacceptable. Shooting in the streets of a great American city is unacceptable. I condemn this violence unequivocally. I condemn violence of every kind by any one, whether on the left or the right. And I challenge Donald Trump to do the same. It does not matter if you find the political views of your opponents abhorrent, any loss of life is a tragedy. Today there is another family grieving in America, and Jill and I offer our deepest condolences.”

This staffer should save the challenge to President Trump. He’s opposed the rioting since the week of the George Floyd riots. To offer historical perspective, those riots started in late May, 2020. Biden’s staffer’s statement was published on August 30, 2020. The next paragraph is pure BS:

We must not become a country at war with ourselves. A country that accepts the killing of fellow Americans who do not agree with you. A country that vows vengeance toward one another. But that is the America that President Trump wants us to be, the America he believes we are.

Whoever this snot-nosed punk is, he/she should be fired immediately for this malicious slander. It isn’t tethered to the truth. It’s BS from start-to-finish. Elected Democrats and BLM/Antifa mobsters are at war with America, not Republicans. Victor Davis Hanson nailed it with this outstanding analysis:

As a country, we must condemn the incitement of hate and resentment that led to this deadly clash. It is not a peaceful protest when you go out spoiling for a fight. What does President Trump think will happen when he continues to insist on fanning the flames of hate and division in our society and using the politics of fear to whip up his supporters? He is recklessly encouraging violence. He may believe tweeting about law and order makes him strong – but his failure to call on his supporters to stop seeking conflict shows just how weak he is. He may think that war in our streets is good for his reelection chances, but that is not presidential leadership–or even basic human compassion.

Joe Biden was silent as a mouse on street violence until he started sinking in the polls. The people in the streets aren’t Republican entrepreneurs. They’re Bernie Sanders/AOC-approved Antifa/BLM activists. These organizations are well-funded by anarchist leftists like George Soros. This doesn’t have anything to do with Republicans.

Donald Trump has been president for almost four years. The temperature in the country is higher, tensions run stronger, divisions run deeper. And all of us are less safe because Donald Trump can’t do the job of the American president.

That’s selective amnesia and then some. The people marching in the streets in 2020 marched in the streets 4 years ago:

After the police chased BLM protesters off the highway, BLM protesters threw concrete blocks from a walking bridge above the highway. Rashad Turner can’t credibly say that BLM’s words were misinterpreted.

Last week, Joe Biden started a new Democrat talking point when he said that the violence happening in Portland, Seattle, Chicago and Kenosha was happening in Donald Trump’s America. It’s an absurd statement on multiple levels but let’s look at it starting with the most obvious part.

For months, literally, President Trump has offered to help end the rioting and bloodshed in Portland and Chicago. In both instances, the mayors rejected President Trump’s offers of help. Here’s how Lightfoot reacted to President Trump’s offer of help:

“This morning the Tribune editorial board urged me to be more collaborative with President Trump. And surely those well meaning people cannot be that naive. President Trump’s attention to Chicago is transparently political,” Lightfoot said Monday afternoon during a press conference announcing investment in Auburn Gresham and North Lawndale.

It’s absurd to blame President Trump for Chicago’s violence, partly because Lightfoot emphatically turned him down repeatedly. Democrats now insist that President Trump wants violence to increase:

Joe Biden isn’t trustworthy. It isn’t just that he isn’t honest. It’s that he’s ignoring facts:

President Trump isn’t playing politics. He’s trying to fix a mess. For Biden to say that Trump is acting like career politicians (like himself) is insulting. Over the past 4 years, people have seen President Trump put the people first rather than putting Washington, DC first. I don’t expect the Swamp Media to trust him but I expect real people living out in America’s heartland to trust him.

President Trump’s America is chaotic because he’s getting important things done. Life in Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago or Ted Wheeler’s Portland is hell on earth because neither has shown a bit of leadership.

Finally, it’s rich for Biden to say that President Trump is cheering for increased violence when Democrat mayors in Washington, DC and NYC took time to paint Black Lives Matter murals on the streets of their cities. Who’s the people cheering for increased violence now? The evidence is clear:

Demorats sided with BLM, the people that rioted in Minneapolis and Atlanta. They can’t now say that they’ve opposed violence from the start. President Trump has opposed violence since the first day of the George Floyd Riots. It doesn’t get more consistent than that.

Joe Biden’s condemnation of the violence happening across the nation isn’t a sincere condemnation. People are rightfully questioning Biden’s motivation for condemning the violence. He went 93 days without condemning the street violence in Chicago, Minneapolis, Portland and Seattle. He didn’t comment until his polling started to tank.

Further, Biden’s condemnation was half-hearted at best. In his condemnation, Biden said “Once again, a Black man, Jacob Blake, was shot by the police. In front of his children. It makes me sick. Is this the country we want to be? Needless violence won’t heal us. We need to end the violence, and peacefully come together to demand justice.”

This isn’t “needless violence. It’s criminal activity. Further, Biden still hasn’t shown that he’s got a solution for these criminal activities. He’s proof that anyone can complain about a situation. Vice President Biden’s campaign staff didn’t help him by contributing to the Minnesota Freedom Fund:

At least 13 Biden campaign staff members posted on Twitter on Friday and Saturday that they made donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which opposes the practice of cash bail, or making people pay to avoid pre-trial imprisonment. The group uses donations to pay bail fees in Minneapolis. Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates said in a statement to Reuters that the former vice president opposes the institution of cash bail as a “modern day debtors prison.”

You can’t be pro-police while helping rioters get out of jail so they can riot again.

Now that President Trump has accepted the Republicans’ nomination for another 4 years in the White House, it’s time to attempt to capture the essence of President Trump’s acceptance speech. Personally, I’m somewhat at a loss for words. Thankfully, the WFB’s Matthew Continetti wrote a nice summarization of President Trump’s speech. In his article, Continetti wrote “President Trump accepted the Republican nomination Thursday night with his family flanking him on a dais constructed atop the South Lawn of the White House. His speech hit all the marks of Trump-ism. He said Joe Biden was inept and a vehicle for the socialist left, described how he’s fulfilled the MAGA agenda, and reasserted his opposition to political correctness. ‘We are not a nation of timid spirits,’ he said. ‘We are a nation of fierce, proud, and independent patriots.'”

Continetti then closed the article, saying “All of a sudden, legitimate concerns about racial equity and social justice are transmuted into justifications for vandalism, theft, violence, cancellation, and ostracization. Random communities—Kenosha, Wis., diners in Washington—become sites of revolution, rebuke, and disorder. This cannot last. What Trump offers isn’t so much the end of the chaos—federalism and prudence circumscribe his sphere of action—but at least a rhetorical and gestural rebuke of the idea that my country was originally, and fatally, diseased. It was not. I love my country, and the Constitution, and the principles that animated its Founders. And I don’t think I’m alone. The Republican convention did a good job of demonstrating that white, black, Hispanic, and Asian Americans agree. What Donald Trump has done is reframe the 2020 election as a referendum on the American idea. And Joe Biden might not know how to answer.”

FNC’s Chris Wallace thought that President Trump’s speech went too long. It’s true that the speech lasted 70 minutes. That being said, it was perfect in the sense that President Trump hit all of the themes for the fall campaign — law and order, the economy, the China Virus and criticizing Joe Biden. Nothing brought the law and order theme home better than Ann Dorn, the widow of St. Louis Police Capt. David Dorn, who lost his life while defending a friend’s store. Here’s Ann Dorn’s presentation:

President Trump will hit Joe Biden hard on the law and order issue this fall, just like he hit Biden hard during his acceptance speech Thursday night:

President Trump has Democrats on the ropes as a result of this week’s convention. Thursday, the Biden-Harris campaign announced that Biden will travel this fall to battleground states. Last week, when asked if he could win from his basement, Biden replied “We will.”